Our kids were big into Legos when they were young.
I mean big.
I’m talking a 30 gallon tote big.
All that plastic goodness took a reprieve from our children’s lives for several years. But thanks to grandchildren, the Lego bucket is back on the scene. One night these dearly beloved mini-bricks reappeared, and the big kids instantly became young again and the little kids were mesmerized by All The Pieces.
For years we threw it all helter-skelter into one big container. The pirates mingled with the Star Wars guys and the soldiers co-existed with the ninjas. “Someday,” I thought, “I will sort all those itsy-bitsy arms and legs and heads and hats into nicely organized piles. Then I will buy a nicely organized organizer with drawers to keep All The Pieces nicely organized.” Well, that day has come.
PB went away for a few days to go fishing up north. He’s having his fun, so I decided to have some fun of my own. Don’t judge me. I’m just acting according to my Enneagram personality type. I’m a One, which means I have a natural tendency to fix, straighten and nicely organize.
“Neatness and order are comforting to Ones.
It makes them feel safe and less anxious.”
(From “The Road Back to You” by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile)
So maybe I miss PB a little bit. And maybe sorting the blues and greens and blacks and reds into separate Macbook Pro boxes gives me a sense of safety, serenity and comfort. All I know is, I’m having the time of my life.
I just have two questions.
Should I sort the lime green from the army green?
How long will it take our 8 grands to blow this to smithereens?
I’m betting not long! At least that’s what I experienced with my youngest grand last weekend! DK
I’m probably taking all the fun out it. At least I had fun!
This post made me laugh and made me think!
Loved the big kids and little kids together – Legos – Let’s Go!
And realized I need to be more gentle and thoughtful of those who are Ones, as I must be a Ten (if there is such a thing).
Hi Peggy! Actually there are only 9 personality types in the Enneagram system! It’s an interesting tool for better understanding of ourselves and others. “The Road Back to You” is highly recommended! Thanks for commenting!
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