One of the things that have enabled our town to come together has unknowingly been Legos. I don't even know how it started or when, but our kids Christmas and birthday lists often include Legos so when the Post Office told me that many of the past few years Santa letters have included Legos; I was not surprised.. We do a lot of trading and swapping of Lego Construction Sets and at the three times a year community yard sales they are always the first to go. At our online tagsale site which works in real time, they are purchased 3-10 minutes after listing. They are truly one of the hottest commodity in my area.
Lego City playtime is so big here that we even have a private group that meets twice a month at the library. We find it is a great way to structure social skill sessions and teach public speaking skills, as the kids build self-designed cities together. Working together they are building healthy social relationships, and of course, having tons of Lego fun! Even the parents who bring the kids end up sitting at the table and structuring their own designs.
Tomorrow I am heading out with Goddess to a birthday party for her classmate. What is he asking for you wonder? Why Lego Construction Sets of course! Handsome got a duplicate over Christmas that we are re-gifting along with a Lego Star Wars DVD we picked up this week.
Pictures coming. I can't wait to see everyone tomorrow. Getting together with my friends is one of the best parts of living in my small community, there is always ways to see each other outside of the normal school, PTSA, Brownie, library, and soccer club meetings. No one ever complains that there are too many kid birthday parties because we parents get a play date since we all know each other too!
I love my town.