Friday, December 25, 2009

Dear Lego Manufacturer...

... I hate you. I want the last 4 hours of my life back that I spent swearing under my breath and assembling your Hyena Droid Bomber. I can only assume your toy designers forged some unholy union with Ikea and Satan. Damn you to hell, Lego.

9 comments:

Rich said...

Isn't the boy supposed to assemble it? That's the whole point ;-P

Think of all the bucks you will save whenever your son says, "Mom, can you buy me that toy?" and you answer, "Just build it out of your Legos."

There now. Doesn't that feel better?

Old Bob said...

Dear Crescat,
The whole point of a boy's toy is that a middle-aged man can have fun playing with it. Merry Christmas anyway! :-)

Cathy_of_Alex said...

The same demon that brought me Lincoln Logs as a child created this-I'm sure of it!

Pour yourself a tall one, throw another log on the fire and chill. Blessed Christmas to you, Crez!

Heather said...

At least you didn't buy your child the Mega-blocks Halo 3 Hornet. They say Mega-blocks are compatible with Legos....however, they do not stay together. We had to get out the model glue just to get the stupid thing to stay in one piece. Legos are WAAAAAAYYYY better. They still like the thing, now that's it's glued together. And yes, you have to let the boy put it together. :-)

romishgraffiti said...

At least you didn't buy your child the Mega-blocks Halo 3 Hornet.

Yep. In my case it was the Warthog. You are right, they don't hold together as well.

Fr Longenecker said...

You don't get it. You give it to the kid and tell him to build it then sit down with a good book and a stiff drink, either that or you use it as a good excuse to invite the man of your dreams around..."Look mate, if you come around and build the Star Wars Monster Dreamliner II with the lad I'll make you some supper."

It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

The Crescat said...

Fr. Longenecker... Any man that I had affections for would never suffer my cooking unless I had no desire to see said man again.

Men are funny about kids that aren't their own anyway; though I like your book and stiff drink suggestion.

Paul Hargadon said...

"Men are funny about kids that aren't their own anyway"...
Are you forgetting Saint Joseph? Say a prayer to him to assist in your "Lego frustrations". He was mechanically inclined. He may even be able to help in your relationship concerns if you ask him.

Tim said...

As a card carrying LEGO VIP I've got to agree that the boy needs to put LEGO together for himself (or with you as a bonding experience). If it is too hard try less difficult items. LEGO is great for creativity, visual/spacial learning, fine motor skills, linear and sequential processing, and those long periods of quiet play that help build strong brains.

If he is good at it and you are bad at it that provides a perfect opportunity for him to learn how to help and communicate solutions. He could become your LEGO guru!