My son doesn’t really want to learn how to tie his shoes. He has put it off. I blame Velcro.
We practiced the bunny ears. We even did the one where you have one bunny ear and then you strangle the bunny with the other loop. I thought violence and a little humor might help.
I promised him a new pair of shoes (any color!) when he decides to learn to tie. But he seems to prefer simply slipping on his shoes. Even better with no socks!
He can totally do it. Dude! He just finished building the Lego Millennium Falcon in like three days. That’s 1,254 Lego pieces! If he can put together 1,254 pieces, he can put together two laces.
But, whatever. It’s a good thing that Velco shoes come in all sizes. Or, maybe there are Lego shoes?
My youngest son turned seven years old today. All he wanted for his birthday was The Batcave Lego set. I obliged.
But he wanted something else.
So the day of his birthday donned a sunny day. Our one sunny day sandwiched between two solid weeks of rain. I took the day off of work so that I could be with him to celebrate his birthday. I had plans of taking him to the zoo, out to lunch…it would be our adventure…let’s go!
Doing up the day my way.
He wanted to stay home to play with his new Legos.
“But it’s sunny out. Let’s go to the zoo,” I urge.
My son was perfectly happy building. All day long.
“I’m fine right here,” he insists. Giddy amidst bricks and instruction booklets.
Well, whaddya know. My baby boy is no baby anymore. While he wants to play all day, he is old enough to know what he likes and wants to do with his time. We parents need to listen to our kids. They deserve it.
baby boy young man!
I have a six-year-old son who is very into Legos. And I was reading about the amazingly deluxe storage units mothers are buying their kids to organize their Legos. Why? So their little boys can be highly organized? Reds with reds. Blues with blues. Tires with tires. Minifigures with minifigures. (I saw this and was like yikes!)
Instead, how about playing the dating game with Legos. You know, instead of organizing the Legos, how about organizing a “mixer” for those Legos?
Think of it as a party. Mix blues with reds. Shutters with windshields. Weapons with bricks. Tires with yellows. Minifigures with trees. Harry Potter with Indiana Jones. (Hmmm, this could be fun!)
Instead of a fancy schmancy Lego organizer, how about a simple $6 clear bin from Target. Brilliant idea! Now your child can dig into the mystery bin. And who knows what he or she will create from the rainbow of colors.
And maybe by letting go of some of the organization and cleaning, you just freed up some Mom time. Win win.