Saturday, March 2, 2013

Quality time with some frustration

We all slept in today (well...7:30 for some of us, later for others...) because we had no where to go.

It felt GREAT.

I had a to-do list, of course, but a certain turn of events caused me to postpone my list for a couple of hours.

Let me rewind a little...

For the past month or two, on Friday nights, if we are not going to a home basketball game, it's kind of a given that we eat our supper in front of the TV and watch a movie together.

Our choices are quite eclectic.  Sometimes it's superheros, sometimes action/adventure, sometimes comedy.

For the past two weeks, it's been Indiana Jones.

Indiana is always a classic, but until the last couple years, the kids haven't been interested in watching.

Evan is getting interested.

Last week was Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  Last night, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

This morning, Evan busted out his Indiana Jones lego sets.

Problem is, they were all over the place, and not kept together like the set they came as.

Legos are the death of me.  I LOVE how they stimulate Ev's brain when he comes up with all his own inventions, BUT storing them is crazy, no insane.

A couple years ago, my mom bought Evan this storage unit for all of them.
   It works pretty good, and I've labeled all the drawers by color of lego.  Still, some go astray, or out of control if he's in a building mode.

So, Evan and I sorted legos for two hours.  The little pieces were super lost, and we improvised when we could.

We built  two sets...
The Last Crusade
and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
(He has the Temple of doom already completed.)

Each set, while it doesn't look like it, is quite intricate.  So many pieces just to make something small.

We got it done, and he's planning on watching the movie again tonight.

I had a little detour this morning, but we accomplished quite a lot.

1 comment:

  1. What a nice mom! Jack has just begun to try the lego kits and it was challenging to build the one small bobcat with truck n trailer. Even tho I was quite the lego addict as a child in Europe, I'd forgotten how very many tiny parts there are to lose! Not sure I want to encourage him to collect more... Evan's a lucky boy. Have fun!


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