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07 March 2014 @ 04:46 pm
Master Builders!  
We babysat The Niece and Nephew Wednesday night, while their parents went out to dinner. My niece does this adorably cute thing where you ask her for ‘nuggles’ and she puts her head right up to yours and puts one arm around your neck in some weird hug/snuggle combo. It's too cute. Also, she kept giving my mom her little toy balls and then my sister would ask, “Can I have one?” and The Niece would give one to my sister and then immediately take it back and give it to my mom and give my sister this sly little smirk like, ‘I tricked you!’. She totally knew she was making a joke.

So I played with The Nephew and first we watched trailers for movies we are excited for; the new Godzilla movie, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy. Then we ate dinner while we listened to the Lego Movie soundtrack that my sister downloaded for him. Also, my mom brought over over mini-chocolate cupcakes with sprinkles for dessert! And then we played Legos.


The majority of the imagination in our game came from The Nephew. I was building a boat, to sail across the ocean in and it was my idea to connect all the boats together, but the rest of this…it’s all him. This is what happened in our game:

The shipbuilders were building a boat to sail across the ocean, when they heard screaming on the island and called the police. The police couldn’t find anything. So the shipbuilders hired security to protect them. Alfred showed up and said that Batman had fired him. Then Batman stole a horse from the shipbuilders, trampled a man with it and ran away. So the police naturally thought Batman was the murderer. But then Alfred got beheaded and they realized that Batman would never kill Alfred, however far off the reservation he had gone. But the police wanted the security guard to investigate it all, because he had a jet pack and the policeman did not. But the security guard said his job was to protect the shipbuilders, so he hired a private investigator to look into the killings on the island instead. The PI said it was Benny - (from The Lego Movie) - but then it turned out Benny had an evil clone and he was the one beheading people. In the meantime, the ship was finished and the people decided to set sail to find a new land where there were no murderous evil clones. More people kept showing up, begging to go with the shipbuilders. Some had their own ships or boats, but they got worried about being separated in the case of a storm and lost at sea, so they started connecting all of the ships together. But the Warrior Knight wouldn’t come with them, even though he helped build the boat, because he wouldn‘t leave his horse behind. So they built a place for the horse to go too. They were even nice and said the policeman could come along, even though he had refused to investigate the murders, but his police car would not attach to the side of the boat, because his wheels were in the way, so they all really hope he didn’t get lost at sea. There were some people who refused to leave the island and come to find new lands, even though the evil clone was still on the loose, but they were nice enough to come to the docks and see everyone off on the journey.

Have some pictures of our awesome boat!





That's what I did on Wednesday.


The Nephew’s parents showed up just as we were ‘setting sail’, but my sister took pictures of our ship for us. I think Vitruvius and the Master Builders would be proud. That is my nephew’s imagination at work there!
 
 
 
Kate: feathered faceceitfianna on March 7th, 2014 10:16 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I love this and The Lego Movie was so much fun.
dodger_sister: smiledodger_sister on March 18th, 2014 12:10 am (UTC)
Ooh, I love this and The Lego Movie was so much fun.

Thanks! Initially when The Nephew arrived he had wanted to play action figures, but I was like, "Can't we play Legos? I want to play Legos!" because I'd been wanting to pull the Legos out ever since we saw The lego Movie! His imagination is astounding to me sometimes. I know I must have been that creative as a kid as well, but I can't remember it.

I actually had a tab open on my IPad to reply to your post about seeing the Lego Movie when this comment from you came in! lol It was fun! The kids loved it and we went back and saw it a second time without them because we were sure (and we were right) that we had missed some subtle jokes because we each had a kid on our la, talking our ears off. I found it interesting that the kids liked certain parts of the movie and us adults liked other parts of the movie and then once in awhile we would like the same parts of the movie. I swear, The Nephew tried to climb in my lap when the Millennium Falcon showed up. He was freaking out! (us adults enjoyed those cameos but also the cameos of picking out all the voice actors).
Shirebound: Sleeping Hobbits - Mucun/Reishirebound on March 8th, 2014 12:59 am (UTC)
The love you feel for your niece and nephew really shines through. Nuggles! Awwwwww.

*wants cupcakes*
dodger_sister: smiledodger_sister on March 18th, 2014 12:13 am (UTC)
The love you feel for your niece and nephew really shines through. Nuggles! Awwwwww.

I do love my little rugrats! :) Nuggles are the cutest thing ever! Everyone deserves at least one Nuggle a week - I think it would bring about peace on earth.

*wants cupcakes*

Oh, they were so good and moist and the perfect size! My mom said she just got them at the local grocery bakery, which isn't always that good, but apparently does mini cupcakes well!
lindahoylandlindahoyland on March 8th, 2014 06:37 am (UTC)
They sound adorable and very creative!
dodger_sister: smiledodger_sister on March 18th, 2014 12:15 am (UTC)
They sound adorable and very creative!

Thanks! They are adorable, yes! And super creative. I can tell The Niece is going to be as smart as her big brother because she has that same sense of understanding and imagination that he had when he was her age. I guess someday I'll be building some huge Lego ship with her too!
Denidenig37 on March 8th, 2014 02:02 pm (UTC)
He will be a great storyteller because that is some seriously complicated plot with several levels of "sub-plots".
Keeping track of all that and managing to make a really emotional happy end!
dodger_sister: smiledodger_sister on March 18th, 2014 12:17 am (UTC)
He will be a great storyteller because that is some seriously complicated plot with several levels of "sub-plots".
Keeping track of all that and managing to make a really emotional happy end!


Thank you! This was my exact thought as I was recounting the whole playtime to my sister afterwards - like that is a more complicated plot than half the fics I write! His worldbuilding skills in writing are going to be amazing! (I am beaming like a proud writer auntie over her writer nephew right now, yes I am!)