As many of you know, we recently took a trip to San Diego. While the trip was for my sister's wedding, I don't believe it is possible to take a seven year old boy that far and not stop at Legoland California. My son eats and breathes all that is Lego. Every birthday and Christmas that comes around he meticulously scours his Lego catalog, marking each page while making his wish list. He saves his allowance for the next new Lego set to come out. I don't think he slept the night before we were to go.
Theme parks are not my cup of tea, but to attend them with a child, it adds a whole new dimension and pleasure to the experience. To add to the excitement, his grandfather went with us to the park. What a day! I highly recommend taking your kids to some kind of theme park at least once in their lifetime. And when you do - don't stand back and watch them ride the rides - get on with them! It completely changes the experience. His grandfather rode the roller coasters with him and even got wet in a water fight ride. It was so important to my son and I must say, Grandpa was having fun too! Another point I want to make about this trip is how it spurs the imagination. In our area, we are limited in the stores that carry
Lego products and you can only get the pre-packaged sets. I think my son's favorite part of the park was going through the Lego Factory. There were rows of bins filled with Legos you could buy by the pound. Mix and Match! He loved putting together his own set. The inspiration that Legoland offered has given him countless hours of building since we returned home. My challenge to you this week is to set aside the picture on the box, file away that recipe you are diligently following, and let your imagination run wild!