Mr. Man... who we love and adore, who also works very very hard for our family has a small problem. I have jokingly referred to our family motto as, "tout dans l'excès" which translates to "Everything in Excess". Mr. Man is a collector, he loves to have "all of it", whatever "it" might be. Mr. Boy had a gift card to the toy store and has recently discovered the joy of Legos. Who doesn't love Legos!? I spent hours and hours and hours building elaborate scenes with Legos when I was growing up. Shhhh... I still love to play with Legos under the guise of "playing with the kids".
I went to grab some other items and when I got back to the Lego aisle Mr. Man was there with a certain gleam in his eye. Star Wars Legos. It's like the perfect marriage of geek & nerd. Soon Mr. Man was pushing a giant cartful of Legos and telling me how this was something for the whole family. "Legos are great for developing spatial skills, mechanics, and problem solving." Whatever... I know he just spent a small fortune on Legos for him... not so much Mr. Boy. But for the sake of his ego, I just nodded and smiled. And they did build the ships together, which is great. UPDATE: #%(&@# #%*&!# #%*#(%& Star Wars Legos! I cannot tell you how many times those flipping ships break. I have put together the stinking Star Wars ships a thousand times, and my feet are raw from stepping on Lego's pieces or a Lego Light Saber. However, on the upside we have made some cool ships out of the "Lego assortment box" that I picked up.