If you ask me, there is nothing wrong with being over 30 and still a kid at heart.

I was at a large, national toy chain this past weekend shopping for a 4 year old's birthday. I ended up spending more time shopping for myself than I did shopping for the kid. If they had some of the things that they have now when I was a kid, my parents would have been broke before I even got to school age.

About a year or two ago, I saw the Lego space shuttle set and had to have it (now that I look, I'm glad I got it when I did. Apparently it's a "retired product" now, and hard to find!).

At first I felt a little silly, but you know what? I had a blast putting it together (with a little frustration in between when I couldn't find a piece). It took me about 3 weeks, working on it about an hour each evening after work, and it's now proudly displayed in my living room.

Over the weekend, I saw the "Nanoblock" sets in the picture above, and had to have them too. So tonight I'll embark on my next project.

Why not? There's nothing wrong with being a kid at heart!