Lego is a very important part of my life because it brings so much joy and wonder to the ones I love best. I also grew up fascinated by it and eagerly playing when a friend had a Lego bin to offer.
My boys LOVE Lego and have for years and years. I despise clutter and junky toys but I will never, ever curse the Lego that has the ability to make it's way into every nook and crannie of Birch Hill....except of course when I step on a sharp piece at night. There is few things as shockingly painful as stepping quickly on a sharp piece of Lego when racing to the bedside of a crying kiddo or moving about the house in a sleepy haze in the morning.
Summer holidays are well under way, and when you feel the need for a bit of peace and sanity pull out the Lego bin. Over the fourteen years I have been a Mom our collection has been growing. I have tried to save every instruction booklet that came with a set and carefully place it in a plastic sleeve in Lego instructions binder....yet still things go missing or get damaged.
There are some great websites available to access instructions and offer endless Lego ideas and challenges. Show your kiddos, make some tea and get ready to play. Or at least stay near while they play. Enjoy the beautiful silence... except for the sound of the brilliant little blocks being shuffled about and thoughtfully clicked together one by one.
Take a boo at my new Lego love board on Pinterest to see all the best sources I have found so far.