We entered a pumpkin growing contest at our local nursery when ds Victor was a 2nd grader and he won! My brother "THE GARDENER" in the family started the pumpkin seeds in styro cups and we took it from there. We broke off pumpkins and let a half a dozen grow and they took off. When we had 100+ degree days, I swear you could see the pumpkins grow. In nearby Half Moon Bay the pumpkin festival winner usually weighs 1500 pds, so we were surprised when they called and said he had won with a 92 pounder! He won $100 and he got his picture in the local paper and that picture is displayed every year at our house from Halloween thru Thanksgiving. Uncle stiil says he owes him half of his winnings. He put $50 in the bank and the other $50 was spent on Legos.
Legos were the best thing that ever happened for little boys because for there wasn't much out there for them to develop their motor skills. The small muscles need to be exercised, strengthened so children can develop and master the mechanics of writing. They didn't dress miniature dolls, didn't use their small muscles and basically my kids never went to the craft table. They built Lego cities with the neighbors boys which were built in the living room that we didn't use, so they could come back and have a good time with Legos! I still have the Legos under my bed and my granddaughters played with them for a day and that was it. Sorry to go on, but I feel my boys from benifitted playing with Legos! This is for the Scraplift the Person Before You and Boys Will Be Boys Challenges.
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