Yesterday, as usual, we had limited time. I let J stay up a little past bedtime so we could get in our full 20 minutes. He had no hesitation in choosing Lego’s, so into his room we went and I was lost at sea. I am clueless about how to play Lego’s, even though we have done so more than once in this project. He had his Millenium Falcon, a Ty-Fighter, and a bunch of Lego Star Wars guys. I mindlessly connected some of the guys to the wings of the Ty-Fighter and then knocked them off with a small marble that was sitting nearby. Within moments, it became a game. J assigned points to each guy; higher points for guys who were more difficult to knock down. Then we took turns and tallied the points. We played for three rounds.
I think J is pretty smart kid. And what a turn of events for me: I begin doing something because I’m a fish out of water (mindlessly knocking down Lego guys) and he turns it into something mindful.
Day 19 Stats: Lego guy marble game, 20 minutes, girls asleep, Mom’s lackadaisical play turns on J’s attentiveness