In July they opened a Lego store in a mall about an hour from here. Since Peter loves Legos and loves the Lego store we've been to in Massachusetts, we promised him we would go as soon as it opened.
But July turned into August and August into September and well, you get the drift.
I convinced Peter that he didn't need a big birthday sleepover with lots of kids and a pinata(kids birthday parties are so overrated if you are the parent who is hosting it). Instead we took Peter and his BFF Colton to the Lego store where they could attend a class and afterward we would go to dinner and Colton could spend the night.
The moon and stars aligned properly and we finally got Peter to the Lego store 4 months after it opened and a mere two weeks after his birthday.
I do not recommend setting foot in a mall on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and if you do, please steer clear of the Lego store. That place was packed. It was wall-to-wall kids, parents and of course, Legos.
But we knew it would be and the boys didn't seem to mind searching for the perfect Lego set in a crowd.
And even though the store was packed, they were the only two kids in the class they were taking. And there were two instructors! So for one hour, they worked hard to figure out the best way to combine a pile of Lego gears, handles and bricks and make it into a working bubble beater. They each came up with different beaters and I think they both had a great time.
It was loud. There were cars hanging from the ceiling. They had great kid's meals that came with Twizzlers and they comped us a big ole hot fudge brownie with ice cream.
Peter didn't even miss the pinata!