Sunday, May 9, 2010

What was I thinking!?!?!?!


On our nature walk for the Outdoor Hour Challenge, we walked past a few garage sales (we were headed to a more natural area to listen, but had to walk through the neighborhood to get there...). At one, Kiddo saw these. I didn't buy them. I thought they were a bit expensive, and honestly, we already have 35 POUNDS of LEGOS. So why would we need more building things? But Kiddo could not stop talking about them. So I told him to talk to Daddy. Hubby stopped on his way home from work and picked up 2 boxes--one small and one large. We were talking, though, and he thought maybe we could get a couple more. They weren't that expensive, they came with convenient storage, and Kiddo would love to be able to build whatever he wanted without running out of pieces. We have a few small sets of K'Nex, you see, and apparently this running out of pieces thing has been a problem in the past. OK, so I went to pick up another one. Or two. Since they only had 3 more, I bargained and got all 3.

Hubby has long wanted organization for the LEGOS, so the boxes for the K'Nex? perfect--one for connectors, one for sticks, etc. We proceeded to dump out 2 *small* boxes...what you see on the floor in the picture...and that is when we realized just exactly how many pieces fit in a box. And when we began to wonder what we were thinking...

Kiddo could barely contain his excitement. He lost the ability to complete sentences, which was kinda funny. We dumped out the rest of the pieces and then proceeded to sort them. I have to say, the sorting of the pieces, while it took FOREVER, has paid off. These have been played with for 2 days straight, but at the end of the day, they are EASILY picked up and put into their respective boxes to be put away. Currently there is a ceiling-height tower with a secondary tower next to it, a little shorter. Both have motorized elevators that operate on a pulley system in them. That structure barely made a dent in the K'Nex supply. And Kiddo has been learning non-stop for 2 days. Probably that is what we were thinking.


jugglingpaynes said...

Wow! What a great find!

Happy Mother's Day!
Peace and Laughter,

schmobes said...

That seems to be the consensus...that it was a great find. Kiddo is loving them, I am still a little, ya know!