I love teaching preschool and have a pretty high tolerance for the exuberance of young children. But I must say it is being put to the test as I shelter in place 24/7 with my 4-year old grandson. His idea of self-control is to take one short inhale before exploding into tantrums if something doesn’t go his way. I’m trying to teach him the “count to 10” rule before reacting and it’s working— well, not at all.
So imagine how many blessings I sent to the Lego Company when he played by himself —and sometimes with his sister—for three hours without a whimper. No exaggeration. THREE HOURS! And then another two or so this morning.
I have nothing but curses for the inventors of the Winchester Rifle, the assault weapon, the nuclear bomb, mixed reviews for the inventors of computers and cell phones, but nothing but deep gratitude for the creators of pianos, audio recordings and now, Legos.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!