Tuesday, September 9, 2014

There's a Lego underfoot

When I first lived alone, I was mildly afraid of the dark. I would hate investigating weird noises by myself and refused to leave the perceived safety of my bed in the middle of the night.

As a mom, I am afraid of the dark for a completely different reason: I am pretty sure I am going to step on a Lego.

And those bricks hurt.

The last few months have been really good for Lego. The company has recently become the largest toymaker in the world. Although the company is cautious (Christmas is still a few months away and could make or break the company's year), they must be doing something right. (I have yet to meet a dad who didn't enjoy playing with Lego bricks or got excited about playing them with their children.)

There have been some major developments with Lego and my family in the last few months, too:
  •  I took my son on a "date" to the Lego store. He was so excited, he couldn't speak. (That's huge for us.)
  • He gave up the last of his Duplo blocks because he only wants to build with the "big kid" sets now.
  • My son wants to become a master builder.
And I am fine with all these things. I was never into Lego building when I was little, but I will sit down and help him follow the instructive guides or explore the cities he has created with his own imagination. My husband, on the other hand, is really excited that our son has entered this new phase of childhood.

Education-wise, yes, there are lots of studies out there on the bricks being great for motor development or creativity or teaching engineering skills, but what I really care about for my son is that they are good fun.

Now, if anyone could help me get the song from The Lego Movie out of my head, that would be truly awesome.

What toys are your children totally into these days? Share with me in the comments.


  1. My boys are into the everything is awesome Legos, too. :)

    1. How many bricks do you think you've stepped on since they started getting into them? You would think I would learn to look where I was going by now.