Legos or lava?


If your kids like Legos like mine do then I’m willing to bet you’ve stepped on one barefoot and you understand why this picture forms the basis of a blog.

You can make a lot of neat stuff with Legos.  When I was a kid you could make anything you could imagine and once your masterpiece was complete you had to use your imagination for it to be what you had actually intended.  Not today, today Legos come in kits and the kits come with instructions so a helicopter looks like a helicopter and a fire truck looks like a fire truck.

Legos are great and they encourage imagination and improve fine motor skills.  They range in size to accommodate kids of all ages and skill level and they also serve as parental torture devices.

If you’ve ever stepped on a misplaced Lego with your bare feet you know what I’m talking about.  If you haven’t then you either 1) don’t have kids or 2) your kids don’t have Legos.  It hurts but it’s not a pain like any other.  The pain from stepping on a Lego is a mix between stepping on broken glass, a rusty nail and a the working end of a sewing machine all at the same time.  If you’ve ever stepped on a Lego you also know that it never “gets you” in just one place, it has some paranormal force that causes it to roll, jump and hop and inflict pain in at least three different parts of your foot at any encounter.

So now you should have a little better understanding of the photo above.  For me, I’d rather do a real firewalk and walk barefoot over hot coals.

Here are a couple of “Lego Assassins” I have to deal with on a daily basis.  That picture was taken as they were daring me to take one    more     step!


About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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