Watch out for those Legos

Lego Store

We recently made a trip to the Lego Store at Downtown Disney.  When I purchased some of Angry Kid’s Christmas presents there, I received a treasure box.  I saw that there was instructions on the box to come back at the beginning of the year. I showed Angry Kid the box, and he was excited to fill it up with more Legos.  The best part, they were free. The worse part, more Legos.

I swear, we have thousands of Legos at our house.  Our house is exploding with them.  I have to find more places to store them.  Most of our Legos are the gray and black species.  If you are a mom or dad of a boy, you will understand.  The gray and black Legos signify something, the dreaded Star Wars Lego kits. We are huge Star Wars fans in our house.  Angry Husband and Angry Kid live and breath Star Wars. But when it comes to these Lego sets, they are exploding all over our house and our cars too.

I think Angry Husband gets excited when Angry Kid gets a new kit. They take the time to build it together. They play with it. They ohhh and ahhh… And then, about three days later, it is in a million pieces on the coffee table, in the cup holders of my car, and in the bath tub. Angry Husband will let out a big sigh, and say, “I should have glued that together”.

My mom was with Angry Kid and I at the Lego Store.  He was eye-ing the Death Star. My mom was intrigued.  I started giggling to myself. You know the giggle. The one you get when Grandma looks interested in buying a toy that the kid wants, and you don’t have to buy.  Then I told her. Yea,  um mom, The Death Star costs over $400.  Her eyes got really big.  I said, ohh but Angry Kid says he “neeeeeeeds it”.

Tonight, Angry Kid was playing with his Legos in the family room. He was doing a great job of putting them away.  But at one point he stepped in the box of Legos. He yelped out, “Owwww that hurts”. I laughed at him, and replied back, “Now you know how we feel. Legos hurt when you step on them. Now put them away.”

18 comments
Brandy
Brandy

Oh man Owen would be in heaven there lol. Thankfully we aren't to the little lego stage but he LOVES legos too lol.

KanesMom
KanesMom

I have heard the stories of the dreaded lego phenomenon. I am a few years away I think...getting prepared.

Stacey
Stacey

You forgot to add that when you got home the next day, while on the phone with me he asked for the Millenium Falcon, and I had to translate for you. Seriously, when I organized his closet and toys that one day, I was blown away at the amount of Lego's you have. NO MORE LEGO's Angry Julie, Angry Husband and Angry Nana and Papa! I know who is buying them! Just say NO! Don't be afraid to regift unopened newbies you may get for birthdays either :-)

The Mrs.
The Mrs.

Wow, that's awesome. I mean it would be more awesome if it was all white wine but still.

Roxanne
Roxanne

I'm sure you'll tell me that in a couple of years I'm going to regret saying this, just like people told me I would regret saying "I can't wait till he walks!" or "I can't wait till he says Mama!!" BUT I don't care ... I CAN'T WAIT till my little monster is old enough to play with Legos!!!! I loved Legos when my younger brother was old enough to play with them, and now I'll have a reason to play with them again :)

Cherryl
Cherryl

Every time we go to Disneyland and ride the monorail, we always stop in the Lego store. My son knows we just look and not buy. He does tell me what he wants though and Oooh's and Aaah's over everything. We also have a ton of Legos and he always gets them as present. It drives me crazy that they are everywhere. I always tell him that he needs to clean it up or they will go in the trash. That always gets him cleaning it up. I have to admit that I love how it preoccupies him for many hours.

Miranda
Miranda

Legos RULE! lol yeah but not so much when you step on them Yowch!

Working Mommy
Working Mommy

Holy Heck Star Wars - $400?!?! That is just a weeeeeee too crazy!!! ~WM

court
court

I HATE LEGOS!!! That store would put me over the edge for sure.