LEGO.........the word brings back very fond childhood memories. Spending weekends and all holidays with cousins, staying up way beyond bedtime, stealing goodies from grandma's refrigerator after she would sleep, broken nails, scratched and bleeding cuticles from trying to pry tiny lego pieces apart and days spent building lego cities. Given a choice to go back in time, that would be the time I would go back to.
My mom has a huge family made up of 3 brothers and 5 sisters ensuring that I have plenty of cousins. Being an only child, I am particularly close to all my cousins and we meet up regularly even now. But the conversations and games have changed as have we. Now we meet up for a night of pictionary, scattergories or monopoly, while as kids we could keep ourselves busy for days playing hotel, school or lego.
So when our baby was born 17 months back, the first thought that come to mind was "wow I can now build lego cities with him!" and we bought him his first Lego Duplo set as his first birthday gift. He is just starting to understand the Lego Duplo and maybe we are a tad bit more excited than he is that even the pain of stepping on lego pieces will not stop us! But I truly cannot wait until the day when he has a cupboard full of lego categorized according to colour.....a dream of mine! Definitely plan to do a Lego themed birthday party too!
Looking forward to the Lego Movie which "assembles" worldwide today!