Is It Over Yet?

01 Mar

By it, I mean the weekend.  Maybe seasonal allergies are kicking in because we were a tired and emotional bunch over the past two days.    

The Highs:

With all two of my brain cells firing in tandem, the following “game” was almost too intricate. 

J: Boo!…………………………………………..Mom, you have to say Agh!
M: Ok….Aggggh!
J: Say Boo! to me!
M: Boo!
J: Bahaaaahaa…agh!….Boo!
M: (finally getting the point of the game) Bhaaahh!
J: Animatedly slaps his thigh, then falls to the ground laughing like a hyena.

The Lows:

We invested in stimulating James’ creativity and hand-eye coordination by visiting  the Legos store.  Making our purchase was filled with tension worthy of any boardroom.

James was set on getting a huge castle set with ogres, and knights, fire, and cannons.  We were thinking of something more basic, that was more flexible because it wasn’t tied into a particular theme.  The negotiations were protracted and as they progressed, James became more and more desperate.  Eventually his emotions welled over and he began to cry.

Tears could have brought the purchasing process to an abrupt end.  James, perhaps sensing this, turned his back to us and became very interested in fiddling with the Lego people key-chains.  Tim asked “are you crying?”  James replied, “no, I just have something in my eye….have to get it out.”  Furious eye rubbing followed. 

Maybe next time we visit the Lego store, we’ll make sure that James has had a nap first.


Posted by on March 1, 2010 in Doin'


5 responses to “Is It Over Yet?

  1. Pammie

    March 2, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Naptime is definitely something that shouldn’t be skipped before shopping!


  2. Lizgizzy

    March 2, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I omitted other chunks of the story for brevity’s sake, certainly not because including these details would have highlighted how increadibly poor our planning was that afternoon.


  3. Life with Kaishon

    March 2, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Oh no! I am sorry about the meltdown in the store. Places like that can be so over stimulating : ) I hope he ends up loving the basic set : )


  4. Margo

    March 5, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Hello, stopping by from SITS. Cute blog!


  5. Jodi

    March 6, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Our tip: Buy Legos in ebay by the pound. You get really neat mixed-up parts of sets that help avoid what I hate about modern Lego: it’s all sold as kits to be assembled to create One Particular Thing. If it seems gross to buy them that way, throw them in a sink of hot bleachy water when they come in the mail.



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