My favorite activity as a kid was building things – especially Legos. This pirate ship was the last Lego project I completed before middle school and sports took over. It survived in the back of a shelf in my old room in my parent’s house since 1989. My oldest daughter, Ava, enjoys building with Legos. This spring, we took my old bin of Legos and the pirate ship from my parent’s house to our house. To my surprise, my Mom had also saved the instructions to the pirate ship.
We disassembled the ship, cleaned off almost thirty years of dust from the pieces, and put it back together. It took us six hours over two days. I assembled the ship the first time by myself. The second time with my daughter was way better. Thank you Mom for saving the instructions.