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…
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.
My brother was like this as a kid – obsessed with Lego. He’s now nearly 40, and whenever my mum brings out the old lego for the grandkids he’s right in there, building away for hours. I don’t think it ever leaves you!
Have you seen the previews for the new Lego Masters show (I think that’s the name) that starts next week? I’m sure he’d love it. Also, I love that wood wall in his room! So cool!
My three sons were all like this. They played with them for years and years. The one who is now a father builds with his daughter on her Friends sets. I always felt and still do that they are worth the money because of the many hours of entertainment that they provided.
I totally agree. When we were first buying sets years ago, I cringed at the price because they were so much more expensive than other toys. But they are totally worth the investment. I’m not sure I will have another kid quite like Hunter, but all the kids have enjoyed them.