Hunter came home from school yesterday and went straight upstairs. A little part of me was hoping he was being diligent about his homework and wanted to get started on his reading. After 30 minutes of not hearing from him I figured I go check on him. As I climbed the stairs I could hear the familiar sound of legos being shuffled around in the bin.

I found Hunter like this:

I’m not sure what it was about school yesterday, but he had something in his mind he wanted to build. He still loves legos. He loves building massive sets and he loves tinkering with leftover pieces. I can’t count how many times I’ve climbed the stairs and found him in this exact position.

I’ve got several years of pictures showing him younger…

and younger…

He got his first set of legos for his 4th birthday and it’s been a passion ever since. In fact, this was the first Christmas he didn’t receive a lego set. Those sets have always been such a large part of his Christmas morning and Steve and I went back and forth as to whether we should do it again this year. But they’re a lot of money and it would’ve been his main gift. He’s got buckets and buckets of legos so we opted for the long board instead.

Luckily Bennett got a large lego set for Christmas and Hunter was more than happy to help him piece it together.

I often wonder how much longer I’ll catch Hunter in this position: Knee to his chin, legos spread across the floor, lost in his own little world.