Solve Problems by Isolating Them
It turns out there is a Legoland Discovery center nearby. The other day they went to a birthday party there. The kids had an absolute blast. Legos, legos everywhere. It was totally awesome.
It also turns out that we have a Six Flags nearby. Fast roller coasters. Every amusement park craziness imaginable. We spent last summer doing that, and let me tell you, mom and I really got sick of it. But the kids absolutely loved it. They even wanted to do it again this summer.
So DFW area: lego land: check. amusement park: check. lego amusement park? That will be a trip to California and $4000 please.
It’s interesting how the solution to a problem gets a lot more complicated and a lot more expensive when you combine it with another problem. I come across this a lot at work. I ruthlessly go through a project and eliminate anything that isn’t needed, because I want to ship it as quickly as possible and I know every little thing just adds to the time and complexity and makes the project that much more unrealistic.