I’m a little ashamed to admit this, but I’m going to put it out there: I loathe putting together Lego-type toys with my son. It might have something to do with my inability to sit still for more than 3 seconds–or maybe I’m just not mechanically inclined. He’s only 4 yet he can follow instructions better than I can! In any case, he was giving me the puppy dog eyes this morning and asked me to help him build a helicopter with his Trio building set. I sort of cringed on the inside (which made me feel guilty and unmom-like), but I decided that it was time to suck it up, sit down, and figure out how to make this thing.
So I looked at the picture in the instruction manual (there aren’t any written directions so KIDS can do this!) and while it took longer than my son wanted it to, I conquered that beast of a helicopter!
Rising to the challenge (although small) made me feel like a better person. Go forth today and tackle things that you normally don’t have the energy to deal with. It may be annoying at first, but I promise that it will bring you some sort of satisfaction.
Enjoy the day!