This latest interest in Lego had been sparked by the arrival, on Thursday, of the latest Lego catalogue and both girls had spent hours pouring over it, digesting every tiny detail and choosing those items they wanted on their birthday wishlists, not to mention from Santa . Yes, I know it’s 10 months until Christmas and I absolutely forbid the ‘C’ word to be mentioned in the house before December 1st – Santa is their way of getting around this rule 🙂
Of course the very nearly 9 year old took great delight in pointing out to the only just turned 6 year old, that it was over 6 months until her birthday came around again but this didn’t stop her little sister from making sure that mummy and daddy were fully aware of what items she would most like to have. It’s actually quite sweet watching the girls work out their wishlists. They both know that there is a budget for birthday toys and another for Christmas and as they work their way through the catalogue, Middle Mudlet will be working out how much of their budget is left, therefore preventing them from presenting lists which are over budget. She’s really rather good at it.
This time around, though, Little Mudlet had spotted a group of three little sets from the new ‘Friends’ range which had either a little kitten, rabbit or turtle as the main character. They were only around £3 each and she very politely asked Mud and I if she could have all three for Christmas. We’ll see, was our stock reply.
Anyway, as I closed the door, I just caught the start of Mud trying to explain why the plane that Little Mudlet had in her head was never really going to happen but he would build her one in which some of the mini figures would be able to sit. I smiled, knowing that Mud wasn’t ever going to win this one and sure that my beguiling youngest child would, more than likely get her way.
Fast forward a couple of hours and I returned, triumphantly from my shopping trip to find Little Mudlet walking around the house with a 1.5 foot long by 2 foot across ‘Lancaster’ bomber, complete with swiveling gun turrets, bombs and a bomb hatch. She was obviously thrilled and now Mud has been roped into making a similar one for Middle Mudlet tomorrow.
There was one surprise for the girls though. On my trek around town I had spotted two little items that I thought might go down well with them and so, to their delight they each received a present. Well actually Middle Mudlet got two gifts, a dinky little notebook and a Series 9 Lego Mini Figure, so that she got the same gift value as the ‘Lego Friends Turtle’ set that I had found for her sister – one of the three sets she had been talking about getting from Santa.
From the squeals of delight, I’d say that both girls were thoroughly pleased with their new things and the poor little Lego turtle has spent most of the afternoon, precariously perched in his little house which, in turn, had been fastened to the front of the plane cockpit.