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Monday, December 28, 2009

LEGO madness

A week before Christmas a friend casually mentioned that she had purchased at a garage sale a Rubbermaid tote full of LEGOs to give to her 7-year-old son for Christmas. She knew that there were instructions for several kits included, but had no idea where to begin in putting them together.

I volunteered my 12-year-old LEGO master to help her out. She couldn't believe that he would be willing to spend time in doing this. Ted assured her that he would be happy to help out in this way. Two days later, she dropped off the tub.

Some were not allowed to help, only watch.

Some were even caged!

Over the next three days, the entire family (even Bryan and Grandma Nan) got into the act. Digging for needed pieces became as addicting as working a jigsaw puzzle. Emelie had never put together a kit in her life, but thoroughly enjoyed assembling the many Harry Potter sets. (Since my children have never read the Harry Potter series, they made up their own story about Harry being an international gem smuggler!)

The children worked together so beautifully, and God truly blessed the work of their hands. They were occupied in those exciting days before Christmas so time passed quicker for them. The only downside: from now on building an ordinary kit with all the pieces separated and available will have no challenge!

1 comment:

  1. this is awesome - we ordered harry potter legos for the boys for christmas from ebay and had to do a similar exercise. no easy task - praise to your lego experts!!!!! we'll need to get our kids together again - the boys keep asking about when we can. hope your holidays are going wonderful- hugs to you all and God Bless!