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Monday, 30 July 2012

Santa, Can You Hear Me?
I know it's only July but the kids are building their Christmas list. I guess they paid attention last summer when I stuffed the van top to bottom with "just in case, utter emergency" supplies.

Perhaps they took notes as I repeated, yoga mantra style, "It never hurts to be prepared."

Of course I ignored my husband's frequent references to my OCD-like attention to every possible road trip crisis. Come on, doesn't everyone pack 48 markers, a 64 pack of crayons (with built in sharpener), two back up pencil sharpeners, 3 boxes of Kleenex, GPS, CAA maps, and a cooler of food.

Did I mention the cutting board and knife?
Okay, so apples may not fall far from trees and I definitely have two mini-me apples; one a Granny Smith the other a Gala. Totally different varieties but still the same fruit. My little apples are just planning ahead. Making sure Santa has enough supplies for their present order of Lego.

Not just any Lego, but the new "girl" line - Lego Friends.

Yes, it's mostly pink, but there's nothing weak about it and from my brief stint as a "Lego Lady" I see the wisdom in their early Christmas order. Lego has a history of running out of the most popular sets and in Canada this is even a greater risk.

For my over planning pommes, a Lego deprived Christmas is too horrible to consider. Hence, the 6 month early Christmas list.

For the past two days the girls have played Lego; building cars, helicopters, and houses with impossibly tiny doors. And the best part? They never argue when they're Legoing. Not one snarky comment. Nada. Zilch.

So, as I sit writing quietly in my cottage living room with tiny powder pink and celery green bricks wedged into my heels, I have to say, "Pass me a stamp."

This is one letter that must get to the North Pole before the December rush.

*This could totally be me. Joyfully writing while the girls build cities of Lego.
Except for the "bigger-than-my-head" veggie burger.
Definitely would've gone for the Smokie dog.
Just sayin.'


  1. Ahhh! Wish they'd had "girl" Lego when I was a kid. Wish my brother would have allowed me to use his "boy" Lego.

  2. It took them four years of research and development, but it was worth the effort.

  3. I remember sitting down with my girls with piles of belville girl lego that I had to get online in sets or bits and pieces because it wasn't being sold here. Princess stuff,witches, mermaids, horses, dogs, cats, kitchens, bedrooms...glorious stuff. And all my daughters friends were sooo jealous.

  4. I remember that line, Christina.

    I just love seeing them play in a way that blends the new; building cities, with the old; using the figures and buildings to create stories.

    We even set up a "Lego table" in a corner of the cottage living room, so they can keep their city intact.