So today, Anders were out choosing a birthday present for Dexter’s best friend Ben’s brother’s Zack’s 3rd birthday which involved us going to this really lovely toy shop in our neighbourhood. Anyway, a lovely box of brightly coloured building blocks were chosen for Zack, the sort that even I remember loving when I was at nursery (and that was a long time ago I write with an expression of horror appearing across my face as I realise that – arrrrgh)!
Anyway, whilst there I remembered how Lego have brought out a series of 16 mini figures to collect of which Dexter has bought 3 from his weekly pocket money and he wants to get the whole set and I thought, I will get him the ones he hasn't got! He will self combust at that alone however......
The getting of the Lego will not be the only memory. It is how he is going to get them that I hope will add to it all and that will be this Sunday (he doesn't know it yet though)! You see, this weekend is “open doors weekend” where lots of public and private residences have chosen to open their doors to the general public to go and nosey around. We are very nosey so, Anders and I will chose places to take him to, and whilst there (or on the way to them) will make him think he is finding these characters by chance with us! He will eventually click after the first few that this is not just some random luck thing happening (wonder how many it will take, he, he), but that too will create the memory (we hope).
For us, seeing his eyes light up with excitement and delight is a wonderful memory for us too. Life should be all about having great memories.