The following post is based on actual events.
“What is this?” Michael asks.
“Oh that’s Cloud Cuckooland from the LEGO movie. I got it for G when you were out of town the last two days because he was such a good boy and I just thought…wait. Why do you have a photo of it on your phone?”
“And what’s this?” he asks.
“That’s just…well, that’s Abraham Lincoln of course…as you know…G got the LEGO White House for his 4th birthday, and I just…well I thought Abraham Lincoln would look so cute on top of it and…did G take this picture?”
“And Homer Simpson?”
“Well…he’s from the new Mini Figure series and G just loves him.”
“Really? G’s 4. He’s never seen the Simpsons.”
“Well, what’s not to love? Look he has a little donut and a remote control and…wait a minute. What’s going on here?”
“Sweetie, I’m not sure how to tell you this,” Michael says with deep concern.
“What? How to tell me what?”
“Your recent behavior is a little…LORD BUSINESS.”
“What??? How could you say that to me?” I gasp.
“I had the baby-sitter collect evidence for me while I was gone.”
“You spied on me?”
“I felt I had no choice. She sent me the photos I just showed you. I have to admit, this new evidence, coupled with the knowledge you won’t allow G to disassemble his other 4th birthday present of the Lego Parisian Restaurant,
he is not allowed to access the bricks from the LEGO Winter Cottage because you have declared it can only be put together at Christmas time, AND the fact you have organized all of his bricks by color, gives me pause.”
“At least I didn’t organize them by size,” I offer.
“I’m sure you thought about it.”
“See. I’m afraid you might be a little too involved in the management of a childrens’ toy. I just want to help you.”
“Yes, that reminds me. I need to show you something.”
“How did you get this?” Michael asks clearly stung.
“The babysitter told me G wanted to show her a video you made on the iPad. She thought I’d like to see it too. (pause.) Nice work on that arch by the way.”
“You think so? Thank you. I was pleased with it, but I felt it needed a few more brown bricks to be reinforced.”
“The brown bricks from the Winter Cottage would be perfect for that. Wouldn’t they?”