Lego. It is the bane of my life. I have to be honest I hate the stuff. Alfie has an ever growing pile of the stuff and of course I'm always thankful for any he has received as gifts but oh my god the stuff does my head in. Hate is a strong word, I suppose really I should say I dislike it.....although that being said I did quite enjoy myself making up one of the sets that Alfie got for Christmas......until he smashed it up undoing all my hard work!
I have to confess, it's all in one box now and it's has been out of sight, out of mind in the spare room. Bad Mummy. I'd hidden it on the top of the bookshelf and up till recently it had kind of been forgotten about......until the other day when he spotted it and it made its way downstairs again. I don't really mind him playing with it but sometimes all those little, itty bits can be too much!
I honestly think it's the work of the devil. These brightly coloured, classic and timeless bricks hold a multitude of sins.
Shall I discuss?
- I think we can all agree that the WORST thing about Lego is the pain it inflicts. Most likely when you decide not to turn the light on in a room to open the curtains. You walk across the floor bare foot and *uck, f*c*, fuc*ity, f*ck, fu*k. You stand on the one bit of Lego that you missed when cleaning up and my god do you know about it. I cannot begin to describe the excruciating pain when standing on a Lego brick.........death by Lego, bet it's happened! If you've never stood on any Lego before just stab yourself in the foot a few times with a knitting needle! Who would have thought something so innocent looking could be the work of the devil.
- It gets everywhere, it's small and it spreads. No matter what I do to try and contain it I find it under the sofa, in the sofa, under the oven, in the toilet, in the bed, I've even found the stuff in a bowl in a cupboard!
- It's so hard to tidy away, there seems to be no simple way other than to scoop and chuck it back in the box and the pieces are soooo little it takes forever! Plus....there is always a bit that you miss (see 1st moan ^^^!).
- I get that it's a great idea, it gets the creative juices flowing, imagination working and it's fun but Alfie never seems to last longer than 10 minutes before getting bored.......plus he never builds what he is supposed to and ends up just building walls. I'm thinking as he gets older he'll become more interested in actually building cars and things like that.
- Bits go missing. The one time that I do try and help him build an actual thing using the instructions, guess what we are missing vital parts! Well either than or my eyesight can't spot the pieces!
- Alfie takes great pleasure in once he's finished building something his creation gets crushed and then Lego bits get lobbed across the room......grrrrrr.
I guess what I do like about Lego is it looks pretty.....ha. Only joking, in reality Lego isn't all that bad, I like to see Alfie playing happily with it and clicking the bricks together, he does always seem very proud of his creations and for that I will always smile and love him for it.
Just a tongue in cheek post from me really. Anyone else my dislike for Lego? What toys bug the hell out of you if you don't share my love of Lego.