(So, I'm taking a break from the internet too, so I won't see you in this space until a week from Monday. That is, the 11th of February.
But before I go, I just wanted to show you one more cute thing.)
The Little Dude said to me the other day, "What's that other kind of Medieval Lego called?" Which had me stumped. We have some of the old Castle/Medieval Lego from when I was a kid, but I couldn't think of any current Knights and Castles Lego. "I'm not sure what you mean." I told him. "You know," he said "its the ones where they live in castles, and they have Darth Vader guys that ride on horses."
blink, blink. processing.....
It finally clicked "Oh, you mean Lord of the Rings Lego." "Yeah, that's what I mean!" he says excitedly. Then after a pause of a few minutes.
"Mom, what's Lord of the Rings?"
Man, what is the four year old appropriate/accessible version of that story? Not that I don't want him to read and love Tolkein someday. I certainly do. But I did not envision having to explain what the Nazgul are to my pre-schooler. Curses on those stupid movie/merchandising toy store tie-ins. He must have seen a box of it on the shelf when we were last at the mall. Anyhow, I wussed out and told him that it was a story from set in the olden days, and that when he was bigger he could read the books.
"Ok," he said, "because I really want to know about those Darth Vader Guys on horses."
Hopefully this will keep him satisfied re: LOTR, at least in the short term.
(See you back here in 8 days!)