Five wanted you to see his Alien Conquest LEGOs. He got both these sets for Christmas. He constructed the Alien Mothership immediately, but waited to open the Earth Defense HQ until this past weekend.
When Five begins a LEGO project, he doesn't stop working until it's finished. His parents find this amazing for several reasons:
1. Five is color-blind. Or, in Two's words, suffers from CDS, or "Color Discretion Syndrome." Two is also color-blind, so he invented a cool acronym to describe it. We weren't surprised by Five's diagnosis, because he's always colored his humans green.
If you've ever flipped through a LEGO construction manual, you know they are all about shading. Half the pieces are grey or black. We are mightily impressed that Five succeeds in differentiating between the two.
2. Five is a jabber-jaw, a Chatty Cathy, a motor-mouth. Yesterday he told me that if he is able to sit quietly in the bus line all week, he'll earn twenty points. Then next week he'll get to sit at the cafeteria table and draw cartoons with Tony while they wait for the bus! The bus monitor, a fifth-grade girl, created this contest. I don't know her, but I like her because she's already figured out you catch more bees with honey than vinegar. She has a future in Special Education.
Despite his propensity to blather, Five is absolutely silent when he's building. Now, if only he would take a little longer to finish each set...ah, what a wonderful world it would be.
3. Five is the Captain's son. Three is almost a carbon copy of his father, except taller now, so we call him "Brown Captain." Five is "White Captain," because he's like an x-rayed version of him--same bone structure, just a lot paler.
The Captain cannot build LEGOs. I don't want to say he lacks spatial skills, because he can pack a trunk like nobody's business. But he is incapable of interpreting the LEGO manuals. He's always been a better leader than follower.
So, yesterday when Five showed me his Earth Defense HQ set, complete with Mobile Command truck, mini spaceship, and alien figures, I took a picture. I wanted to send it to his grandmother, so she, too, could be impressed.
"You should put this on your blog, " he said.
I wasn't aware he even knew about the blog. I'm still not convinced he knows what it's about.
"I think I've already written about your LEGOs on the blog," I said.
"But not these, Mom. These are really impressive. I mean, look inside the truck! You should definitely put these on your blog today, and then tomorrow you can go back to writing about whatever it is you write about."
Apparently, he does understand the blog.
Now I've got nothing for tomorrow.