Is This Important?

Do these toy pieces left on the floor go up the vacuum cleaner tube or not?

I remember this one, it’s a part of a wooden catapult kit. We looked and looked for this for hours, finally giving up and replacing the missing part with a metal washer instead.  Up the vacuum cleaner tube it goes!

I used to think that stepping on a Lego was the worst thing to step on, but a marble is worse.   We spent some money on those marbles though, so, much as I’d like to reduce the number of marbles in the house, I am cheap,  and I don’t like the idea that they would be lost to the vacuum, so you’re safe Mr. Heel Killer.

We love Legos here, so all Legos get a pass.  You’re safe from the vacuum little Lego piece.  I think this one is from a Lego construction truck set.

This guy is missing an arm and his legs.  Tough call on this one.  Mr. C does like this one, hmmm… lets see if he can find the missing parts.  You’re safe for now, little guy.

I’m pretty sure this is a piece from a game.   If we don’t have this piece, it will be hard to play the game, so this one is safe.

The smallest possible Lego piece ?   Also safe, though Mr. C has to get these, I’ve done enough bending down for the day.

I have no idea what this is, and it’s not a Lego.  Mr C. doesn’t know what it is either.  Sorry, little part, it’s the end of the line for you.  We’ll probably need you six months from now when we’re playing with whatever set you came from but that’s a chance we’ll have to take. We must reduce the clutter!  Up the tube with you!

This might be a Lego, then again maybe it’s not a Lego.  Hmmm, the judge says it has to be clearly marked to be a Lego.  Sorry, you have to go, whatever you are.


Good job, Mr. C, you found his arm!   Now how about the rest of him?  OK, orange vest guy, you have 48 hours for us to find your pants.  Then it’s out the door with you, sorry.

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3 thoughts on “Is This Important?

  1. This is a hysterical blog post.

    If you have boys, you have carnage. It’s important to keep random bits of carnage laying around from the last carnage so they don’t seek out new things to make carnage out of. Impose the idea of recycling on them. Better the one-armed action figure than the TV remote in that catapult.

    • Recycling is great. This afternoon he turned an old iPhone box into a carwash with a power drill. Just drill some holes into the top, take off the two shortest sides of the box, put the box under the kitchen faucet, run some cars through the box, and you have a carwash. At least until it turns into a soggy mass. And I was gong to just throw out the box.

      • Children are the cure for writer’s block. Just join them on the floor and say, “Let’s invent a new animal. Ready? Go!” and then watch your household items turn into a semi-aquatic hovering lime-green Velociraptor cat.

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