One of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions is the Annual Lego Competition.
I mentioned in THIS POST how my mom rocks our stockings.
Well, for the boys (I have 2 brothers, the Happy Hubby and occasionally my dad), she puts a small box of Legos in their stockings.
Mind you, these are all grown men.
The reason for the Legos?
To have a competition, of course!
After the Christmas-everything is over and we are all ready to just sit around with hot mugs of something awesome (like my Snow Cocoa) and enjoy the bits of wrapping paper and ribbons that are twirling around our toes… Before we get too comfortable, the boys have to gather ’round the kitchen table with their Lego boxes, dump out the contents, and at the shout of “Go!” race each other to see who can put their Lego creation together the quickest.
It’s hilarious watching the boys try to become the year’s reigning Lego Champ.
I think my brother’s sweet girlfriend is quite entertained by our family’s
bizarre rituals antics!
The Happy Hubby was a bit intimidated when he was initiated into this tradition that first year he was a part of our family. My brothers are kind of known to be Lego professionals.
*But check out how he is intensely flipping through that instruction booklet! You’ve got skills, my love!*
So his involvement, as he puts it is, “2 parts fun, 1 part humiliation.”
My older brother wasn’t home for Christmas last year as he, his wife, and 3 Happy Buddies were living in Germany. And this year they are settling in to a new home in Georgia, so I am thinking we may need to Skype him in on the action.
Does your Happy Home have an annual Christmas competition? A cookie bake-off? A gingerbread house-making contest? I’d love to hear about it!
Merry Christmas Lego Competition-ing!