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A Sad End To A 27-Year Old Christmas Tradition — No More Legos Under The Tree.

by Anura Guruge

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Last Christmas Lego
— ‘Ship in a Bottle’ —


Recent Christmas Legos
from just the last 5 years.

There are built Lego sets all over the house.

No, it wasn’t an oversight or accident. I had been very (and painfully) aware of it for over a month! I knew that I was not getting any Legos for Christmas — for the first time in 27-years!

Of course I thought about getting one just to keep the tradition alive. But, last year, Teischan (13) was quite emphatic that she was ONLY building the Lego — a very cute ‘Ship in a Bottle’ — to please I. So, I was NOT going to push my luck and get another set for her this year. I can be quite considerate when I try.

Yes, of course, I could have got one for myself. And therein lies another problem. I did that a few years ago … bought this kit (below) … for quite a pretty penny and I still haven’t built it. And NO I will not sell it or give it away. I do NOT make New Year’s resolutions BUT this coming year I am going to build this puppy. You wait and see. It will be FUN. I have a problem. It is big. Over 2′. I have no place to display it. The problems I have in life.

So, end of 27-years.

Yes, 4 kids, all of whom, at one time or another were into Lego — yes, of course, aided and abetted by I. There were stages when they genuinely loved Lego, independent of Dad, and asked for Lego. Well, they have all got older.

Yes, I thought about getting Lego for other kids and of course I have done that. But, not the same as having Lego under your own tree or in our case, trees.

Well, life goes on. In the scheme of things this is not major. Just an end of a tradition.

P.S., I still got Lego this year — the Lego

Ship in a Bottle


Christmas tradition

. She still wants that, and has already told me that I better get her the 2020 too. So, all is NOT lost.

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by Anura Guruge