The boy and I were out and about yesterday running errands—haircut and a bit of shopping. While at Wal-Mart, I was buying plumbers tape, the boy was browsing the Lego aisle. He had some Valentine money and his allowance. He spotted a building set that had 5 mini-figures and two builds for $15. It fit in his budget and yet he still was having a hard time committing to the purchase. (It is very hard for him to spend his own money!) I told him that with 5 mini-figures in the set, it was a good deal as mini-figures can be quite costly. After some deliberation, he decided. (I love it that these decisions are difficult for him!)
When taking the box to the check-outs he then pondered aloud if the mini-figures in this set would be some he could trade. Trade? Yep, trade!
At Legoland the employees will trade mini-figures. Think pin trading with Cast Members at Disney, but with Lego mini-figures instead. Ah, we’ve traded pins, we’ve traded Vinylmation, and now we want to trade mini-figures. Got it.
Our walking conversation continued. When we stay at the Legoland Hotel, there will be a bucket of Legos in our room. He said he knew that and was planning on building something. And, we talked about building our own raft at the Legoland Waterpark.
I asked if he was more excited for Disneyland or Legoland this summer. He said both, but Legoland a little bit more. I understand.
Since our errands were done by lunchtime, the afternoon was dedicated to building the new set of Legos. At least until it was time for indoor soccer.