Thursday, August 6, 2009

Childhood redux

The hobbits had second breakfast -- which incidentally sounds like a fantastic idea. And I'm beginning to wonder if I'm not approaching my second childhood. Over the past year, it was a common theme I heard among Adult Fans of LEGO... well, I bought some LEGO sets for my kids and before you know it I was down on the floor right alongside them...

I jumped the gun a bit, playing with LEGO bricks before I had children, but with one on the way, playing together is one of the things I'm looking to forward most. It doesn't hurt that our culture appears to be going through a 80's hiccup, wherein the toys and books of my youth are being reinvented or reintroduced for my generation (and our children).

God bless marketing. We'll see a live-action Voltron and Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs movie in the coming year. Not too shabby, my friends. The idea of rediscovering the joys and triumphs of childhood might be a step back into my past, but it sounds like a pretty enjoyable future.

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