There is an older model of a Star Wars Lego ship (9-14 years recommended age, if I recall correctly) that was a work-in-progress for more than a year. Rockstar spent Lego Savings money on this thing because it was his first Dark Side Star Wars Lego set and there was a Sith figurine with a red light saber (yes, really – he thought this “baddie” ship was the most acceptable, because his Jedi needed someone to fight.)
It became one of the very few sets he’s ever given up on (there is one other one that was three-quarters completed; wasn’t difficult for him to swing the last quarter). This one however was left mostly undone – his little hands couldn’t handle the bigger, flat sheet-like pieces and he got frustrated. The parts then sat half in their box and half all over various storage compartments in his Lego Headquarters loft, often employed for other “mad scientist” projects. I told Rockstar more than a year ago when he refused to keep trying on this thing that he wasn’t allowed any more major Lego until this was done.
Then came the Hero Factory series. Ball and socket joints and Lego Teknik-ish stuff. I brought up the Sith Ship. He threw a hissy fit over one weekend at my anal retentive (What? It’s a FREAKING EXPENSIVE SHIP he blew almost his entire Lego Fund on in one go and I don’t like this kind of waste)…….. before waking up one morning and deciding to attempt a comeback.
Which is about when I just have to blow my Saturday morning just to locate the pieces so he can rebuild this thing. (I. Know. WHO sabo-ed herself there?!) It’s 95, 99% complete (who knew some hated trade and transaction audit experience would come in handy?!) – we found substitutes for all the missing relatively generic pieces and lucked out on finding almost all the unique ones – save for two tiny black plastic guns.
So here we go:
Dis Is Art. Dis thing is also sitting in our living room as a reminder of the awesome feeling when you see something through.
Now, it’s The Miss’ turn:
Ice Bucket Challenge, anyone?
For real though, that’s not exactly ice – but it is cold water she requested and it is getting colder here, not to mention she is not yet 2 and a half.
No, she doesn’t actually know about the ice bucket challenge and the attempts to raise awareness of ALS
(Though both of them enjoyed some of the festivities at the recent outdoor fair promoting ALS awareness)
In this case however, the Miss just wants cold water to pour on herself
(Why, of COURSE the bottle has to be filled with PINK “crystals” that dance about)
So she can make this face.
Not gonna ask you guys to pick a winner. Kinda obvi. Also, our younger child is, quite simply, INSANE.
“Ph-ew. Brr. HEE HEE HEE”
ps: Yes I kept her bath water warm enough.
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