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What has your child taught you?

I always say that when I was growing up I didn't play with enough blocks.

That is my usual excuse for not being able to assemble pretty much anything, including Legos.

But I am learning: from my son.

Part of being a good parent is playing with your child, and so I try. Unfortunately for me, he always wants me to play Legos. To me, putting together Lego people and scenes is almost as hard as putting together something from IKEA, and I have no idea what I am doing.

But I try.

While he can make a Pirates of the Caribbean ship out of Legos in no time, I struggle making a room with a bed, pillow and and toilet for my Lego guy or gal. I have to think about every piece. Maybe that is my problem.

But he shows me how my uneven and unfinished pieces should go without judging my pitiful creations.

And so I am learning something from him, instead of me teaching him everything.

What has your child taught you lately?

Let me know in the comments below or @momsatwork on Twitter.





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