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Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I love this kid, and how his mind works.  
He is in a building phase, and loves his Legos the best.  
I have learned what it means to step on a tiny lego piece while walking through his room, and I think the pain may rival the contractions I felt as this baby entered the world. 
The daily threat of stepping on a Lego is SO worth the entertainment it brings him, though.  He really, really loves making something, ANYTHING....but mostly airplanes.
(This makes his Popo proud.)
The first time we got him a lego kit, we were dumbfounded by how easily he could follow the directions (the booklets are sometimes 30+ pages long) to perfection.  
That (along with the attention span it took to complete these little projects) was really impressive.  
At first, he was really worried about the direction booklets getting lost.   He thought he HAD to have the booklet to make something.....but his mommy (being the rule follower she is NOT) explained he could make anything he wanted with the pieces.  
Once he figured this out, a whole new world was opened up....
He works and works and works on something, and tells us all about it with great interest and determination.  
I listen and listen, because I love his little voice, and how much enthusiasm he feels about his creations.
Plus, I just read something online that goes something like this:
"Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what.  If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff while they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff."
Dude.  Convicting, right?  
I'm trying so hard to do that, and it's hard when there are three of them always wanting to be heard.  
So I love the moments like this, when I get one on one time with one of them, and get to hear all about what's in their tiny heart and mind. 

Because really, I desperately want them to tell me the "big" stuff someday.  
Let's hope we're doing something right, and that at least some of the time that happens.
For now, his "big stuff" involves Legos and tiny plastic toys and for that I am grateful.