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to tell DH that if he gets so stressed and angry when building DS2's lego Atlantic model because some bits have gone missing..

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Ormirian Sun 26-Dec-10 18:50:46

a. he shouldn't bloody bother,
b. he should remember DS is 7,
c. It's meant to be christmas and a time of peace and joy to all men hmm and women and children.

I don't care if it cost a lot of money!

<goes in search of bottle of something soothing>

HecTheHallsWithBoughsOfHolly Sun 26-Dec-10 18:53:03

Yes he is being unreasonable but to be fair, those lego kids are THE WORK OF THE FUCKING DEVIL!!!!!!

I have quite a bit of sympathy for him. I know that I have wanted to throw the damn things through the window and cursed the bastard who bought them.

HecTheHallsWithBoughsOfHolly Sun 26-Dec-10 18:54:00

kits, not kids.

see, just talking about it has got me so wound up I can't type properly grin

HerBeatitude Sun 26-Dec-10 18:56:16


I think people should just buy children Ikea cabinets for christmas and be done with it.

It surely can't be any more stressful...

Ormirian Sun 26-Dec-10 18:57:33

Ah well you see, DH could cope with flatpack with no trouble at all! He is worth his weight in gold - thinking of hiring him out, perhaps handing out fliers at Ikea exits.

bran Sun 26-Dec-10 18:58:32

Oh yes! Lego tantrums galore here too.

It's the kits that are the flipping problem, DS will play quite happily with random lego and produce some very imaginative stuff. The kits however produce unreasoning rage in all who try to follow the instructions.

Oblomov Sun 26-Dec-10 19:06:04

LOL. Am cross with ds1 because he has lost Luke Skywalker already. I did tell him to put all his new lego figures in his plastic box. But no.

Oblomov Sun 26-Dec-10 19:09:41

Agree with Hec on 'work of devil'. Did you know know this Orm ?

Ormirian Sun 26-Dec-10 19:10:16

DH is particularly cross because the DC and I went to my parents for lunch and DS took his lego. Mum had the cheek to try and put some of it together before DH had even had a chance. It caused him to sigh and mutter' FFS, she hasn't even put this in the right place' under his breath a lot. Was tempted to kick him under the table.

He does tend to regard anything of that nature as his and snarls at anyone attempting to come near like a lion guarding a kill.

curlymama Sun 26-Dec-10 19:26:37

My DH loves these kits. He's been building the big Atlantis one today. Thankfully he stays calm, but I do have to encourage him to let ds do something to help other than tipping the bags into all my cooking bowls and then searching for tiny obscure pieces.

CrystalQueen Sun 26-Dec-10 19:31:55

There was nearly a divorce here on Christmas Eve when we were attempting to build DD's doll's house. DH was shouting and swearing after about 5 seconds. Score for me though, I managed to build it despite being useless at flatpack in his opinion (deserved).

I look forward to the days of Lego, I loved it as a child!

morethanyoubargainfor Sun 26-Dec-10 19:33:19

I have to say i love lego atlantis as does my DS 8. He started to collect it in the summer and it is theh first lego he has ever built on his own and with no help from us, this is massive for him as he has a range of specific learnig diasabilities and concentrating, manipulating, following instructions are not his strong point. I should also add he still can't buikd any other kits, so we don't buy them but he does do the atlantis ones and we happily brought him the HQ and other bits ffrom christmas adn he has had great fun building them.

morethanyoubargainfor Sun 26-Dec-10 19:34:05

curlymama the cooking bowls are helpfull things when it comes to lego wink.

TrillianAstra Sun 26-Dec-10 19:34:14

If it makes you cross then you won't be allowed to play with it.

curlymama Sun 26-Dec-10 19:38:04

Morethan grin, they really are!

Crystal, that's probably because you bothered to look at the instructions right? smile

morethanyoubargainfor Sun 26-Dec-10 19:39:11

My floor woul dbe covered with littl tiny bits of lego without them!

CrystalQueen Sun 26-Dec-10 19:45:19

No, I raided our tool box for a proper allen key rather than the rubbish one in the kit. And I managed to remain calm in the face of some screws. Important wife skills round here!

Santassnowyoldclothcatpuss Sun 26-Dec-10 22:15:14

Orm, those missing pieces.....nobody in your house has been trying experiments in bowel transit times have they? grin

Ormirian Sun 26-Dec-10 22:20:26

Hmmm.... the cats look a bit uncomfortable now you come to mention it.

Hassledge Sun 26-Dec-10 22:23:37

Years ago I spent 3 consecutive days building Jabba's Sail Barge. I was like a woman possessed - nothing else got done, no-one could talk to me, I was on a mission from God. If a piece was missing I would have exploded. Cut him some slack .

NoahAndTheWhale Sun 26-Dec-10 22:28:15

We always end up with extra pieces in our Lego kits. Maybe we get everyone else's missing pieces?

curlymama Sun 26-Dec-10 22:31:19

lol @ Noah. What are those random extra pieces all about?!

Carrotsandcelery Sun 26-Dec-10 22:36:53

Dh and Ds have spent nearly all day building Lego Atlantis while I have spent nearly all day building Playmobil. I LOVE it! I am in my element doing it. Imagine my shock when dd built a large part of the Playmobil herself!
I do agree that deep sided trays and a pack of Ikea bowls are needed for Lego/Playmobil builds to keep it all a little under control (before ds then sprays it randomly all over the house to be stood on during a barefoot creep to the toilet in the middle of the night!)

MadamDeathstare Sun 26-Dec-10 22:39:05

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SantaClausImWorthIt Sun 26-Dec-10 22:45:12

I remember the days when DH used to spend hours putting together the Lego. He then used to get really crossed when DS1 'broke' it! grin

But not as bad as another dad at DS1's school who apparently, having made the Harry Potter castle, then glued it all together!!!

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