Lego fever has hit the house. We've had various little sets for years but it's gone way beyond that. Any sort of lego will do and he'll build his amazing creations for hours. But is the Legends of Chima that has him transfixed.
My sister and I didn't have lego when we were growing up. I didn't realise what I had missed out on. Who knew I would like lego? I had to admit to being a little sad when Jed starting building the sets from the instructions himself. I kinda liked that bit. Sigh! A favourite tired afternoon activity is to dump a bunch of lego pieces in a patch of sun and free form build. I drive Jed crazy with my multi-coloured, assymetrical creations...everything is symetrical and matching and colour coded in his orderly world. (Sometimes I scratch my head that I grew the beginnings of this kid...honestly!)
And Jed has re-discovered my camera. And smart phone camera. So, I have loads of photos of various lego creations and the few Chima critters and vehicles Jed has. The kid can be focussed for hours on creating and documenting his work. He even has a favourite lego designer.
Even his birthday party invitations had to have a Chima theme. We've gone from handmade paper and rainbow gnomes in last years invites to Chima lego's fierce animal tribe emblems this year. Welcome to the world of a soon-to-be six year old boy I guess. But, hang on. Stereotypes don't apply, Jed's friend Isla is right in there with him. Go Isla!