To say my boys love Lego would be a giant understatement. Our house is filled Lego trucks, cars, treehouses, superheroes, outhouses (oh yes!), Batcaves, castles, robots, snowmobiles… did I miss anything? Oh – and the Lego Mystery Machine complete with Shaggy, Scooby and Fred.
It’s awesome, right?
But as hard as I try to keep the Lego in one general area of the house, I find it EVERYWHERE! Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Lego. I love sitting down and putting together Lego sets with my boys and watching how excited they get when it’s almost done and they can finally play with it. I love getting down on the floor and building houses, or garages, or superhero headquarters. I grew up playing with Lego and I even passed down my own Lego to my boys.
What truly amazes me about Lego though is the places I find it. And I’m not just talking about finding a piece on the living room floor after you stepped on it and words you didn’t even know existed came flying out of your mouth. No, I’m talking about finding Lego in places where Lego should just never be.
Here are 5 odd places I’ve found Lego:
When you open the fridge you expect to find fruit, vegetables, milk, leftovers, questionable lunch meat… and Lego? Well, that’s what you might find in our fridge. And not just a random piece on a shelf either. I actually found a piece of Lego in the bottom crisper underneath the apples. This one still remains a mystery.
2. A Plant
I have a beautiful ivy that I’ve had for going on 10 years now. It sits at about adult chest level. I went to water it one day and there was a single piece of Lego sitting in the soil. As I said, this plant is NOT on Lego level. So it was either placed there by tiny hands, or it landed there after being thrown across the room. If you’ve met my youngest, you’d go with the latter.
3. My Boot
One word…ouch! (Side note: my boots – and all of our footwear for that matter – sit in an entryway that is closed off from the rest of the house. So I’m still trying to figure this one out.)
4. My Underwear Drawer
Not in the THEIR underwear drawer… MY underwear drawer. I can only assume I found a piece on our bedroom floor, set it on the dresser, and then it somehow landed in the drawer.
When you find a piece of Lego sitting BEHIND the toilet, you seriously start to wonder if your children are actually bringing Lego WITH them when they use the bathroom. And if they are – for what purpose?! I haven’t asked, and probably won’t.
All of this aside, I’m still going to continue to buy my boys Lego. Not just because they love it either, but because it allows them be creative. It gets them away from screens. And it’s something we enjoy playing with together. I’m living proof that a person’s love of Lego doesn’t go away with age. And apparently I’m not the only one! They make Lego sets for ADULTS now too! Check it out…
It took everything I had NOT to buy it.
So go ahead… get down on the floor with your kids and build, create, PLAY! Just watch where you step.