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Grandson and Lego

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Saturday at about 4:30, my grandson calls and asks if he can spend the night. I check with hubby and then it is a yes. He then says, can I bring some Lego blocks and we'll build that Millennial Falcon? I say sure.

He gets here with a big cardboard box. We eat dinner, go for a walk and then let my hubby finish his movie. Then at about 7pm we start building. He has me look up 3 different instructions and then picks the ATST walker to build. So I'm thinking ok, there are 3 different sets in this box. Nope, I grab a piece and he says, oh that goes to xxx. 3 hours later and we have this little bitty thing built.

I gave him some containers the last time he was here so he could organize the parts. Nope and no containers. Oh, well, I have lots. I save all kinds of containers from all different things to use for sorting.

We didn't do much better today. He went home at 2pm and I finally stopped organizing at 6:30pm. I took a lot of breaks to walk and meal prep and clean. I gotta stay on top of that.

The pieces are mostly organized. It now is much easier to find the right blocks. I told him that I would work on book1 and then book 2. I hunt them down and put them in a special container so that he can build it. I think it is important for them to follow the directions and do the building.

I left the room for about 15 minutes. He fell in love with my laptop during that time and spent some time drawing, etc. He figured out more in 15 minutes then I have in 6 months. In my defense, I have a drawing laptop, but don't draw with it. We were really struggling to figure out why this one section wasn't working so he did a screen shot, enlarged it, then drew on it. Then he researched the build in you tube. Turns out we were fine and what we thought it should do would come later when there was more pieces. Hahaha. Good times.

He decided to come over because he was grounded from electronics and bored. He knows right were to go for non electronic time. If we didn't do Lego, we would play board games or draw. He is 11. That is my idea of a good time. That or reading.

Another fun game we do, is that I give him a topic and he writes a paragraph. Then I give him another. Once he has a few, he draws all the pictures and then presents it to me. He loves it and I make sure none of the topics go together but he uses that wild imagination and makes it all work out.

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    What a wonderful time. You really know how to build memories.
    89 days ago
    I love non electronic time with the grandkids. Things get so creative
    89 days ago
    Happy to hear about your fun times with your Grandson. Your lego story brings back memories of my children when they were little. They would play for hours with their friends. I can still remember the clicking sound as they flicked thru the big pile of lego pieces looking for a special piece they needed. Also, the “ouch” when I stepped barefoot on a lego piece they had dropped on the carpet...lol. I still have their huge collection of lego pieces and my Grandchildren play with them. My 8-year old Granddaughter just built the cupcake factory. I took pictures of their many lego creations over the years and marvel at their creativity. Thank you for taking me on a visit down memory lane!
    90 days ago
    Been there, done that.
    90 days ago
    What fun! And, a welcome respite from his grounding, I'm sure:-)
    90 days ago
    Wow! an 11 yr. old who will write paragraphs willingly! Awesome. And so nice that he loves spending time w/his grandparents! Funny, they know where to go when they're grounded from something! LOL

    90 days ago
  • EOWYN2424
    have a great week!

    90 days ago
  • KITI513
    What a wonderful and creative grandmother you are!!! I love spending time with my 4. 16 to newborn 2each. I raised boys so hegirls are quite a treat. I'm sure they will cherish the fun times and laughter.
    90 days ago
    Love this!!
    90 days ago
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