Saturday, June 26, 2010

Night life.

I'm so sure that, once upon a time, my Friday nights were spent out and about, socialising and having a great time. Or at least watching dvds and eating junk food with friends, or at all.
Turns out it is hard to sustain an active night life with two small(ish) children, unless you count stumbling down the hall way to comfort half asleep babies who have misplaced their dummy!
Last night I spent around 5 hours (yes, FIVE hours) attempting to build a giant tower using as many of our LEGO blocks as possible. I got it in my head that I was going to make a tower the same size as Aesop, using even parts like cups, wheels, gates etc. I wanted to finish it before Aesop got up in the morning, so I stayed up til after midnight plodding away at it. The saddest part about this whole thing is that midnight felt so darn late.

At least my five year old thinks I'm cool. Ha.


  1. I spent several hours the other night building a lego castle my daughter got for her birthday. I started out building it "with" her, but then she went to bed and I carried on into the night and it reminded me how much I loved my lego, and I should get it out of storage so she (I) can play with it.

  2. and I just have to add that my verification word for that post was jackase, which was kinda hilarious.

  3. Ah yes, I once stayed up until after midnight using sheets, cushions and furniture to make the living room into a fort. And on Friday night just gone, I fell asleep on the sofa after watching Glee, stumbled into bed at 2.20am, got up at 3am to let the dog out, and was finally woken by Kyan at 4.40am. Liam helpfuly pointed out "it's like you never went to bed at all really!"

  4. Wow I wish we had enough lego to bulid something like that! I went out with friends on a saturday night recently came home at 11 and it felt like so much later, I'm out of practice too.

  5. You may in fact be the coolest mama ever. Lego rocks and don't let anyone tell you different!

  6. Some of my favourite childhood memories are of building extreme structures with lego/duplo. I almost cried a little bit when I read your post and it reminded me of this!
    Now I might need to go and hunt out our old collection and prove I've still 'got it' in the tower building stakes...