Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Snapshots of the Heart ~ Contentment

February 22, 2011

Dear Mr. Lego,

I just wanted to thank you for the most recent Lego Catalogue that my son received in the mail.  Included within the pages of this tome are all the latest and greatest Lego creations, kits and action figures.

My boy is super excited about the new Harry Potter sets and he hopes to save up enough for "Diagon Alley".  He loves the Hagrid mini-figure and the Gringotts building.  He ought to have enough of his allowance saved up to make this purchase in about 5 years.

But then again, he hopes to complete his Hero Factory army and so perhaps his funds might go toward "Rocka" and "Toxic Reapa".  With those purchases he will have completed the Hero Factory 4.0 collection.  Just in time for the 5.0 collection to arrive on the shelves, no doubt.

However, he did recently spend a small fortune on "Jay ZX", "Kendo Cole" and "Lloyd Garmadon" of the Ninjago Series.  (Lloyd?  Really?  Lloyd the Ninja?)  In order for them to become Spinjitzu masters, he might need to purchase the "Training Set".  Then he will be able to go head to head with the dark forces in the "Fire Temple".  If he had it, which he doesn't.  Yet.

And then, of course, there are the multitude of Star Wars sets.  He already has a number of these sets unassembled and pollinated about his room, but there are always new sets to be bought and built!  He talks about saving up his money to purchase the "TIE Fighter" or the "Millennium Falcon", but he would also love to have the "Clone Turbo Tank".  Or in a perfect world, the "Death Star".  Usually his allowance is burning an actual hole in his pants and so he only saves up enough money for smaller Battle Packs.  Fortunately there appears to be an unlimited supply of theses mini-sets so he is never lacking way to spend his money.  And to save his pants from ignition.

As a mom, I am grateful for all the hours that my boy spends building with Legos and acting out battles with his creations.  But I'm less that thrilled with the hours that my boy spends pouring over the new catalogues that arrive in the mail - memorizing every detail, every title and the number of pieces in each set.  Every price tag.

And so I arrive at the purpose of this letter.

Please do not send a new Lego Catalogue to our address.  Please just send the same one as last time.  It would go a long way toward my boy's contentment if he was unaware of the amazing and astounding new sets that are waiting in your warehouses for him to desire and dream about.

A Mom of a Boy Suffering from Lego-Discontent

And so began the Lego-Addiction ...

"Father, teach my children the secret of being 
content in any and every situation, 
through Him who gives them strength."  
Philippians 4:12-13

1 comment:

  1. I can totally relate... especially the part about Ninjago sets... "I have learned to be content in every situation..." is a good verse too.


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