Friday, April 9, 2010

Death by Legos

 Today my youngest son came up to me and handed me his 
Indiana Jones lego plane....in pieces. 
He was distraught...my son...not Indie. Indie never gets rattled.
“Mommy (he calls me Mommy...not Princess) can you fix this?”
*picture big greenish, brownish, goldish, amberish, hazelish 
(we have no idea what color to call them) eyes with tears welling up*
Me: “Of course son! I will put it back together for you. 
Don’t cry dear. I’ll have it done in a jiffy.”
I mean, how hard can it be? 
*rookie statement*
When he brought the plane to me it looked like this.


After I dropped it on the hardwood floors, it looked like this. 


*insert forehead slap*
Okay...I can still do this. I’m smart. I’m educated. I have a masters degree 
for heaven's sake. It’s a toy that’s labeled for ages 7-14 years. 
I got dis!
Fast forward to 2 hours and 15 minutes later.....


Son of a biscuit eater!!! I just wasted my entire afternoon! 
Why didn’t I just quit you ask? Cuz my daddy didn’t raise no quitter. 
(Though my grammar is questionable at times.)
Why did it take me so long? 

Two pieces. 

Tried to leave them out after the first hour. Apparently they are "magic" 
pieces that make the whole bloomin' thing work.

What did my son say when I proudly displayed the repaired plane? 
Nothing...he had moved on to another project LOOOONG ago.
Do you see the face the smug Indiana Jones lego man is making at me?


I wonder what face he will make when I get out my secret 
weapon to insure I will never have to do this again?


Score one for the princess....


48 comments:

Brittney said...

LOL! Well at least you have the satisfaction of completing it right? :) hehe

Amber said...

Did better than I could've! I wouldn't even know where to start. lol

Shana said...

Oh no, I know this day is coming. Way to go and I would totally not blame you for using the super glue...lol.

Evonne said...

2 hours? Wow! That's longer than I can usually go with Legos.

My cop out solution - go find daddy/ask daddy when he gets home from work

The Blue Zoo said...

LOL I hate those tiny little Legos! I wont even buy them for my boys... Im mean... =)

Stacey said...

I loathe Legos! Even though I have *never* bought them for my son, he has tons of them. (I'm convinced my MIL hates me just because she buys them for him, she knows I hate 'em.)

adrienzgirl said...

Oh you bunch of silly girls! LEGOS rock! I love all the boys toys. Girls toys? Not so much.

My boys like the ones with a gazillion pieces. Next time you need some help give me a ring a ding.

We have all the plans. LEGO owes me big time. I should take up stock or something.

Ashley Bray said...

Oh how I would love to Super Glue those darn little, find them everywhere, hurts like a dickens when you step on them pieces together.
We know it's the faces they give us gets us everytime.

Oka said...

I save that for my 12 year old (whom loves to build legos), LOL

Ed said...

Super gluing legos is cheating. Just like a woman to do that.

Erin said...

my kids aren't into legos yet, so i suppose i should be grateful. and it would've taken me twice as long to fix it, so that should make you feel better!

Yankee Wife said...

Love it!!! That is sooo something I would've done. Once you start you have to see it through-just to prove that you CAN, whether it's to yourself or someone else. You rock, Princess!!

Yankee Wife said...

Love it!!! That is sooo something I would've done. Once you start you have to see it through-just to prove that you CAN, whether it's to yourself or someone else. You rock, Princess!!

Yankee Wife said...

Love it!!! That is sooo something I would've done. Once you start you have to see it through-just to prove that you CAN, whether it's to yourself or someone else. You rock, Princess!!

Tgoette said...

Great work, Princess. Indie never looked so good. I think I threw away the kids legos after stepping on them one too many times in my bare feet. (oh the pain...worse than childbirth I'm sure.)

Probably serves me right for not getting them the Lego vacuum cleaner.

Alyssa said...

"How hard can it be?" Famous last words! I wish I could count the times I've said them and soooo wanted to take them back!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I always have to get out the instructions!

Venassa said...

This made me laugh out loud.
I definitely would not have as much patience as you though.

Mrs. Lovely said...

Haha, good job!!

Adrienne said...

I hate all of these build specific sets ...We put together a huge stars wars ship buggy got for Christmas it took honey bunny and I 9 flippin hours ...OMG and let me tell you his USGC cutter ship I bought him complete with a helicopter and lil life raft just like mommy sells sucked too ...OH legos from my childhood where have you gone...sorry about the indiana jones plane

Kat said...

Too funny! I'm a new follower and I've been loving your posts! =)

From Tracie said...

And that is why you should be promoted from Princess to Queen of the Legos!

Sam said...

Love the super glue idea! I hot glued our train track to the table!

Kmama said...

I LOATHE legos. Imagine that being said in super slow motion. Seriously. Additional legos are banned from the household until my son is old enough to do it all on his own.

I know that's mean, but it's life. LOL

Cara Mamma said...

I have never had an aptitude for legos! I think my daughter knows not to ask me for help with hers! :)

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purseblogger said...

Oh my, you rock! I would've given up, sorry to say. Great job!

Melissa said...

There is no way I could've sat for 2 hours putting that back together. It would have been run through the food processor a few times and then given a proper burial down the toilet.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

*Sigh* been there, oh have I been there. I hate those lego things. I spent a whole day on one a few months back. Then? Eliah took it apart to make something else.

Daffy said...

All hale the Queen...err Princess.... maybe you could do a vlog tutorial??

Poolside with the Girls said...

I'd still be working on it! Way to rock the legos!

I'm a Mom said...

Too funny! I remember those days. Glad they're gone. I must have spent well over $5,000 on all the lego sets I bought, then hubby threw them all away when we moved cuz we kept stepping on them. (Glad to see that this was not isolated to our household!)

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Chief said...

This is one of my fave posts so far! I have put that same POS together myself! along with 30 of his friends only to have Booger bust them apart the next day!

Adoption of Jane said...

your bad ass!

Peterson Family said...

I would have given up way before then.

My son has two huge transformer toys that I can not ever get to transform the way they should. After about 45 minutes with one I just handed it back to him and said "Sorry Honey, Mommy is stupid and this toy makes her want a grown up beverage. Take it to Daddy, please."

Unknown Mami said...

Oh, I don't know how you can stand the look on that Indiana Jones lego man. He is a cheeky son of a gun!

Kathleen@so much to say, so little time said...

Hahahaha! Love it. I just posted this morning about how I DON'T stick with things. You and I need to get together, I think! LOL.

Lisa said...

Good Job! I think all kids toys should come with super glue! I once super glued a pacifier in a dolls mouth coz my kid loved hearing her cry...I did not!

Stacey said...

LOL The super glue only works a little. I super glued a pirate boat back together, but it still managed to come apart in several different ways!

Big Mama said...

The things we do for our kids! Good Job! I am a new follower :-)
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I love your blog.

ManicMandy said...

My boys love legos and I hate them! I always step on them in the middle of the night!!

Working Mommy said...

Super glue is like Duct tape...it literally has 1,000,001 uses!! I bet little lego man got rid of that smirk really quick!

WM

Symply Me said...

And that, is why I tell my children, what I suspect they already know...
"I don't know how, so wait for daddy. He'll do transformers, legos, or Wii when he gets home."
Yup, set them up early for low expectations from their mother. I'm all for being a role model!
I'm your newest follower, by the way! Glad I stumbled onto your blog!

Ashley said...

LOL That has to be one the best stories I've heard in a long time!

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Imaginative Me said...

ROFL!!!

Me (aka Danielle) said...

What a trooper you are..putting it all back together!

MrsDixon said...

Super glue fixes everything!! Great work putting it back together!