Welcome to this month’s Use Your Words Challenge! Bloggers participating in this challenge literally get to swap words to use in their posts, and the resulting masterpieces are all published at the same time for the world to read!
The words I was given this month are: White ~ Table ~ Legos ~ Hair Brush ~ Tube
They were submitted by: http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/
Be sure to see what other bloggers came up with by following the links at the bottom of the post. Now read on for my little rant!
In case you haven’t figured out by reading some of my older posts, we are a lego family.
I love legos, because they encourage creativity and problem solving and all of that jazz for two children who would rather be parked in front of a television most of the time. My kids would be content to play with legos all day long some days. That’s cool, because it keeps them well entertained.
I also hate legos, because my children never pick them up.
Apparently legos are so much fun that we can never be done playing with them completely. “But I’m not finished yet!” are the words of protest met most often when we have to quit building to do silly things like eat your supper, go brush your hair with a hair brush so you don’t look like an orphan child when we leave the house, or get ready for bed.
We tried establishing a specific area in the room adjacent to our living room where the legos could congregate. There is a table set up specifically for building with legos, but instead it functions more as another place to put legos that are not being used. The legos that are “being used” are all over the floor.
A perfect example of what really grinds my gears when the legos are out: The Princess must only use white legos to construct her house of awesomeness. That means that approximately 90% of the other legos must be thrown aside as she searches for those particular bricks. On the floor. Where they can be stepped on.
Imagine my chagrin when my husband gave in to the children’s request to bring the BIG container of legos in from storage. So instead of just two somewhat large containers we bought at Christmas time, we also have one giant rubbermaid tub that has been sitting in the living room for quite some time. It’s currently off limits. Because Mom is tired of stepping on legos. And Mom is mean.
Yep that’s right. Currently I play the role of the bad guy because I’m constantly threatening to donate the legos lying about in the play room to a child who will take care of them and because I won’t run out and buy them a copy of The LEGO Movie.
Why haven’t I bought the LEGO movie? Do I really want to hear “Everything is Awesome” 12000 times a day? It’s already bad enough that I hear “Where’s my pants?” constantly. I’m sure I’ll break down eventually-maybe when school has started and we aren’t together 24/7.
My solution to the LEGO problem naturally would be a big vacuum tube. Simply put it in the center of the room and all the bricks would be sucked up, kind of like that thing on the sand crawler on Star Wars. You know, the one that sucks up R2D2? Wouldn’t that horrible? Not permanently, of course, just sucked back into their big old container. Or to just take all the legos and make one big long road with them. Instead of telling people to follow the yellow brick road, it would be to follow the lego brick road! Sorry kids, you can’t use those bricks, it’s part of my road so people can find stuff.
Thank you for joining me for my little rant. Now I want to hear from you. Do your children possess a toy that you both love and hate? Is there something that your kids simply will not pick up no matter what you threaten? I’d love to know that I’m not alone.
http://bakinginatornado.com Baking In A Tornado
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/ Spatulas on Parade
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/ Stacy Sews and Schools
http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/ Sparkly Poetic Weirdo
http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/ Confessions of a part-time working mom
http://dates2diapers2.blogspot.com Dates 2 Diapers 2
http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com/ The Bergham’s Life Chronicles
http://themomisodes.com The Momisodes
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com Someone Else’s Genius
http://followmehome.shellybean.com Follow me home . . .
http://www.crumpetsandbollocks.com Crumpets and Bollocks