Yes, I had to sort them by size and color.
And yes, I did think about counting all of them, but gave up that idea after the first box of 130+ bricks!
In an effort to lessen the amount of "stuff" we have, I've been clearing out a bit of Nathan's closet. Surprisingly, he agreed to get rid of all of his Little People (a lot) and all of his Duplo Legos (more than a lot). He even said it was okay to part with his Thomas the Tank Engine Lego sets, including Thomas, James, Percy, Toby and Harold. Oh my!
I think my little boy is growing up.
Of course, there was some negotiation involved. All of the above mentioned toys, along with many others, will be taken to a consignment sale. Nathan will get some of the money earned and has finagled the promise of new, big boy Legos to replace those he's sending to the sale. His teacher has recommended the smaller Legos to help improve his fine motor skills, which will help with his handwriting. So, there is a method to my madness. It's all in the name of growing up and child development.