I don’t know where he gets it. My brain certainly doesn’t work like that. Or does it? I can’t exactly remember when Zachary started his love affair with Legos. And trust me, it is nothing short of that; a true obsession. He talks about (and I assume thinks about) Legos all day every day and waits with baited breath until he can “build” again. I mean, we even had a major Lego-themed birthday party! I remember that it came on quickly, and that he didn’t start with the typical progression of Mega Bloks, then Duplos then small Lego kits, then larger. He just kind of dug into a normal 6-8 year old Lego kit, himself, and never stopped. I have tried to video tape him before, because it is absolutely fascinating to see his little brain process through it all and to hear him vocalize his process. And now I find myself purchasing this AWESOME Lego backpack for preschool (per his request) and figuring out how to refinance our home in order to keep up with his voracious appetite for everything LEGO 🙂
So yea, about a half a year ago when a fellow parent came to me asking to help him teach Snapology courses (Snapology programs provide a fun and safe environment for children to learn science, technology, engineering, math and literacy concepts using LEGO® bricks and other similar building tools) I was more than happy to do so. For many reasons, but a big one being so that I could wrap my head around what Zach’s excitement was all about! It has certainly been helpful for that and now I am able to at least follow Zach’s builds 🙂
OK, So now we talk finances. In all honesty though, this stuff can be expensive! His most recent build was this “Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion” that he was promised if he had a good summer at camp (as an end-of-season gift; I always make him EARN his Legos). This baby cost us $70+ bucks!
And yea, he made me position it outside his crib so he could gaze lovingly at it while falling asleep. True story. I wasn’t exaggerating!
As for the other kiddos, I have a post planned discussing their “current jams.” Here is a hint: this one is a SUPER gymnastics and swimming star and LOVES anything Super hero or Transformer.
And this one, well, he basically likes whatever his older brothers have that he can’t have 🙂 Sound about right, huh?!
Anyone else’s little ones TOTALLY into Legos?!