EWAN’S BLOG: (3 YRS) – LEGO MY LEGO

EWAN’S BLOG: (3 YRS) – LEGO MY LEGO

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Hi Ewan here. How’s everyone a-doing?

I make no apologies for the fact that this is the third blog post on the trot that covers the subject of Lego.

To a three and a half + year old (yes I am three years and eight months old now), Lego is a major part of life. That is especially when your brother has ten sets to build and enough money to buy ten more and he builds them every night after school and does not let you join in.

Ok, I hear you say, but it does get you free range use of the tablet to quieten you. But that is not the point. The tablet is not Lego.

There is a massive violation of family law here and my mum who has a law degree should be the first to recognise it under my human rights laws.

The family law in our house is that we, my Big Brother Rory and myself, ‘nicely’ share everything. Fine (that’s a Robinson ‘fine’) I can live with that when it means I get to play with Brother Rory’s things. I’m not too sure when that comes to him playing with mine. But that’s the real world and as long as I can protest loudly about it I can live with it.

But that law has been so massively violated in respect of Brother Rory’s Lego. I feel so strongly about it I considered going on hunger strike, but I don’t think anybody would take notice. And if there is Freddy Frogs or Hula Hoops or Choc Choc Bears being offered grownups would sweat the small stuff and get all edgy and technical saying I was officially eating.

My Mum as the lawyer of the family should step in and over rule Brother Rory saying:

“Brother Rory, you must share your Lego with your younger brother Ewan. He is only 3 years 8 months old be kind to him. Let him build your Lego or break it up, whatever he wishes. Do not be so mean and selfish, spending your time enjoying your birthday presents.”

Even Grandad, who is normally on my side said “No, Ewan, you cannot play with Rory’s Birthday Lego, even though I made a point of questioning him. This is how the conversation went:

Me:                         I want to play with Big Brother Rory’s Lego.

GRANDAD:          You cannot play with Big Brother Rory’s Birthday Lego

ME:                        Why?

GRANDAD:          Because you are too young

ME:                        Why?

GRANDAD:          Because your Mum and Dad did not decide to have you until a couple of years after Big Brother Rory

ME:                        Why?

GRANDAD:          Because they needed to have Big Brother Rory first to practice having a child before taking on you.

ME:                        Why?

GRANDAD:          Think about it: you would have ended up with no clothes or toys or books.

ME:                        Why?

GRANDAD:          Because they would not have bought any for Big Brother Rory to be handed down to you

ME:                        Why?

GRANDAD:          Because he would not been born

ME:                        Why?

GRANDAD:          Silly question

ME:                        Why?

GRANDAD:          Just because he had been born

ME:                        Why?

GRANDAD:          Because they needed a trial run before taking on you

ME:                        Why?

GRANDAD:          They knew you would be trouble so they needed to practice bringing up a child before going in for the biggy, the trouble causer, YOU!

ME:                        Why?

GRANDAD:          There’s just some things in life that you instinctively know like you cannot play with Big Brother Rory’s Birthday Lego

ME:                        Why?

GRANDAD:          Because you are too young

ME:                        Why?

GRANDAD:          Because your Mum and Dad did not decide to have you until a couple of years after Big Brother Rory

ME:                        Why?

Etc., etc.,to  infinity.

Grandad then decided to help Brother Rory with his Lego, giving us this conversation:

ME:                        Grandad, you can’t play with Big Brother Rory’s Lego

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        Because the age range is 7 to 14 years and you are 69 years old

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        Because you have lived so long

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:        Because Mamma has looked after you so well, like she does me and gives you a bottle every day like she does me

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        Because she’s kind and collects old relics

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        She loves nostalgia

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        Because she doesn’t get on with modern technology

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        Because my Dad confuses her with it and percentiles

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        Because she reads the Daily Mail

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        Because some people just do

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        Because they have too much time on their hands

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        Brexit

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        Because there’s no answer to that

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        Because Theresa May won’t have a 2nd referendum

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        Because she’s like my Mum she rules and doesn’t have to have a reason

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        Because she just doesn’t, like my Mum says ‘You can’t play with Big Brother Rory’s Lego

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        Because the age range is 7 to 14 years and you are 69 years old

GRANDAD:          Why?

ME:                        Because you have lived so long

GRANDAD:          Why?

Etc., etc.,to  infinity.

But Grandad still sits with Rory making out he’s helping him and he never does.

Mamma says there are lots of small pieces in Brother Rory’s Lego that could get stuck in my throat. I think not. My teeth are young and strong as a lion. Tiger or shark’s teeth. I can chomp them up. Grandad is the one you have to worry about. Old people’s teeth are crumbly and weak and they can’t chew or swallow very well. It is he who will get small (and large) Lego pieces stuck in his throat.

Ok, I know there’s more to life than Lego although what it is I have not yet found out.

With Brother Rory being older than me he’s done everything and so knows what’s best in the world. He just does Lego most of the time.

He reads or has a book every night too. He does art. Then it’s down to practicing spellings, watching TV, learning swimming and tennis and playing games on the tablet.

I love all that too and my football.

I particularly love books. I was very excited because a book won a major prize this week. Not surprising really as it was a book competition. But I do not know why it won a prize. It was the Man Booker Prize and the book was titled Milkman by Anna Burns. I do not think it deserves a prize for the following reasons:

1              There are no flaps in it to lift

2              It has no pictures

3              It is all words

4              There are no interactive features to the book

5              Who has a Milkman? I think they were on earth when dinosaurs roamed around. Do dinosaurs like milk, then? It should be about a policeman, a fireman, a nurse, a teacher, an IT   technician, post man or Amazon Delivery Man

6              I cannot relate to it

7              A good children’s book should be entertaining for adults too – this one is clearly not

8              There’s no Disney movie tie-in, not even a short animation for TV like The Snowdog or Highway Rat

9              Have you seen any “Milkman” merchandise in the shops? No, neither have I.

10           Oi Duck-billed Platypus by Kes Gray (Author), Jim Field (Illustrator) should have won it, they wuz robbed

Grownups! They just have no idea and our future is dependent on them.

But I have wandered from my subject – Brother Rory’s Lego.

To pacify me I am told by all and sundry that I have to wait for Christmas. As I said in a previous post Christmas is a lifetime away to someone my age. I am 1,337 days old, there are 68 days to Christmas. That’s 5% of my life I have to wait. That is the equivalent of Grandad having to wait 3½ years (5% of his life). That puts it into perspective.

I suppose Santa won’t let me down if I ask him for Lego. He’s keen to keep followers you know. A lot dismiss him as pure fantasy, especially if they do not get what they ask for. I don’t dismiss him, because I’ve seen him.

Grandad has this brilliant Lego catalogue. I have chosen a Ninjago Stormbringer Blue Dragon. Brother Rory has it but I want my own. It has 493 pieces. I think Brother Rory might want the Taj Mahal because it has most pieces in the catalogue 5,923. The problem is it is not Lego Ninjago. But I suppose he could turn it into one.

I think Grandad will have the London Bus. It is only 1,686 pieces but still too many for him. But the age range is correct 16+ years. Grandad likes buses. He’s always getting on one.

Oh well best go and see how much more havoc I can create with Brother Rory’s Lego making.

Bye Bye, Ewan.

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Life is like a box of chocolates. It doesn’t last very long.

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…being a Lego builder

 GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

I’m friends with 25 letters of the alphabet. I don’t know why.

LOVE IS…

Love is… Pure and simple

WHAT DAY IS IT TODAY?

19th October 2018

EVALUATE YOUR LIFE DAY

History of Evaluate Your Life Day

Evaluate Your Life Day was created by the excellent people at Wellcat.com to encourage people to check out what’s going on in their lives, and to set things on the proper course. The concept of how important checking your course is cannot be understated, we all get a little lost on our trek, and without a regular check-in, how are we to know and plan for the future?

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/evaluate-your-life-day/

TRACK OF THE DAY

Autumn Almanac –Kinks

Highest Chart Position: No.3 15th November 1967

 

 

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