Saturday, July 24, 2010

Leggo of those Legos!

      Third child is 16 years old. He has always loved his legos-the hand me down (do you believe I even have my old first run legos?) from sister and brother, Duplos, his first sets, Star Wars, Western,boats,  racing sets, etc. The favorite of all are the Harry Potter sets. On Christmas, He would open the set and he was done...it didn't matter if there were other presents to open! He loved sorting the pieces as much as building with them. When he finished, he would play with the set for hours, BUT, he would not take it apart and do it again. I thought that would be fun-he had done that with previous sets but not HP. They were put together and stayed together. Then the models were put on shelves and dressers and displayed. I asked him to take them apart many times-but no....Look, I loooved the Harry Potter days of reading the books together and going to Barnes and Noble to the midnight release parties and dressing up as Harry for Halloween, so I really understood. Then they stopped making the HP sets...(Star Wars was back) or else I couldn't find them...
          Now, he needs a bit more room in his space. He decided to take them apart and put them away....Fine -good idea....

           NO-now I am the one who can't let go! I guess I feel these are the last "toys" he played with and as long as they were there, that little boy was, too.


            So, I said calmly,
                   "Why don't you fix them up (blow the dust off) and put the sets into ziplocs and we will keep them for other kids?"
                    (am I thinking grandkids?)


             Then he makes my day, by saying that it's a good idea and he fixes them up and takes photos of each then puts them into the bags! How great was this!
I got to see him surrounded by his legos again and keep that picture in my mind! It took a few days!!
         



Yes, pretty sad that I can't LEGGO, but this is the baby....senior year in the Fall-and I just can't believe it, I guess...

Anyone else going through this? September -take your time!
 
 

10 comments:

  1. I can't let go of their legos!!!They are all up in the attic. Don't let go as long as you can. Ciao Rita

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  2. We sent all of our son's Lego to him for his two little boys, but we have our youngest's Playmobil doll house (with every attachment ever made)in the attic, waiting for the day that she finishes university, marries and has a daughter of her own.
    Whenever we go to Denmark we visit Legoland - it doesn't matter how old one is, it is a wonderful place to revisit childhood!

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  3. Ah! Legos! A most creative toy! I've got the 35 year old son's upstairs just waiting for a new generation to discover the fun.
    Thanks for stopping by Applejack Lane. I have been perusing your blog today and found out you like red Old Britain Castles. My MIL had a set of this china 40 years ago. She sold it when she sold her farm. My daughter rediscovered it and was thrilled to learn that Baba had once had this pattern. Of course the daughter's pieces are microwavable and dishwasher safe!

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  4. Nancy,

    I can feel your pain. My youngest (and only) son turned 21 this year. He put all his legos away a few years ago. It made me so very sad. But...... he recently bought a set online somewhere to make something new. I'm not sure what set he bought but I admit it made me smile. :)

    Gina

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  5. 愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

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  6. Such a sweet post! A great heirloom too perhaps!

    Eddie & Jaithan

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  7. 愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

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  8. Nancy, I can identify with this post. My oldest godson loved legos more than anything. And he could always talk me into buying him anything from pirate ships to pirate ships... yes, I bought him two of the same set! LOL! He wanted two. I didn't ask. ;-) His parents would have not done that, but I am his godmother and NOT his mother so I get to do as I please.

    He is all grown up now, and I still see him as that little boy who could wrap me around his little finger. "Aunt She, I like that color lipstick on you." Now wouldn't you have bought him two pirate ships, too??? ;-)

    Such a dear post...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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