Sunday, July 31, 2011

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Legos



Those are tweezers. I thought they'd do the trick, as I was more familiar with them.
Turns out, pliers really worked better.

I made up names for the ditties and parts I was unfamiliar with. I found myself asking for 'that guy over there,' the #1 of the 110210, the long flatty, the short squatty, 'the sheep,' and another Zacchaeus.

(He earned his name because I kept saying, with elbow grease and a screwdriver, "Oh, come on. You get down there." Hence, Zacchaeus.)








Everything I needed to know I learned from Legos.

The projects are remarkably similar; there is much to be said for pictorial directions.

"Mommy, I think Daddy will not mind if you use his hammer."

"You know, sugar, I think Daddy would be very proud that I am using his hammer."

11 comments:

my3boys said...

Just add this to the list of "Ways Tricia Rocks".

Jodi said...

BRAVO! I had this same satisfaction with an IKEA dresser I purchased years ago. I am more attached to that dresser because I assembled it myself...and I bet you'll love this blue beauty for similar reasons. Way to go, girl!

Emily Kaye said...

Way to go Tricia! Every gal feels accomplished when she finishes a building project. I've built (read: assembled) a coffee table, an end table, entertainment center, bookshelf, and most recently an outdoor grill. A little sweat and elbow grease can only make a girl more attractive to those who love her. :-)

Jocelyn Miller said...

Beautiful! How long did it take to assemble that??

Janeen said...

Bravo!! Looks great! :) Congrats on tackling furniture assembly, painted nails & all!

Jaimie said...

I. Love. That. Color.

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

WTG girlfriend!

Kyle Estepp said...

EXTREMEMLY proud of your skill and dedication... and also at your furniture selection. That is one adorable dresser! (The little lady who sits in front of it is even more adorable...)

darcie said...

Dang girl! The Hemnes dresser and you ROCKED IT! We have three of these...great job!! LOOVE the blue!

txartist62 said...

good job, tricia! and what a nice looking dresser too! love the pix of you and your accomplishment! you should be proud :). and i'm sure your boys are proud of their mom too!

Jan Verhoeff said...

I'm even more proud of you for doing it all in your jammies. Bravo!