My love/hate relationship with Lego’s

My relationship with Lego’s is complicated to say the least. I love the fact that my boys are so creative with them but at the same time,  I hate finding them with the bottom of my foot.

No matter how many times I try to get them all picked up,  they always seem to reappear shortly after.

Lego’s have brought my kids together and also been the root cause of much of the fighting in the Lost and Tired household.  They always fight over individual pieces and it drives me crazy. Part of me wants to just take a break from Lego’s all together and see if their relationships improve.

Some of the boys tend to hoard the Lego’s….cough cough Gavin cough cough.
I don’t think that he’s trying to be selfish.  I think he just really,  really likes his creations and does want to see them dismantled. I can totally understand that.  However,  at the same time, we don’t have an endless supply of Lego’s and it’s not fair to the other boys who want to build as well.

This always leads to a meltdown and makes me hate Lego’s even more. The only reason we even still have them is because of how much the boys love them. If I didn’t love my boys so much,  I would have killed off the Lego population long ago.

My goal is to try to find a nice balance where the kids can play with their Lego’s without fighting and I don’t have to step on them in the middle of the night anymore.

Do you folks have a toy that you really dislike or drives you crazy? Please share with the class:-)

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Tina Banks

small toy cars! my son has hundreds of them! and he likes to line them up along walls or rugs and its a nightmare if he forgets to tidy them up, especially if your getting up during the night and find your self standing on one or two and hitting the floor with a thump on ur bum *owie!*

Alex Taday

As a blanket… I saw this at a LEGO show last year….
http://www.layngo.com/

heather

My siblings and I used to spread the legos out on a big blanket to play with them, then we just had to pick up the blanket and pour the legos back into the bin when we were done. Maybe worth a try–it definitely made cleaning up easier 🙂

Lost_and_Tired

That is a friggin awesome idea. Thank you so much. I know just the blanket.

Great idea…. Thanks again 🙂

Denise

Welcome to my world 🙂 yes, Legos here too! They get very territorial about them…*sigh – and it looks like Legoland blew up in the boys' room….however, two things I like to see them do is definitely create and be obsessed over Legos…and playing outside as much as possible. So I shall not complain!
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