After a crazy weekend, my kids were in need of down-time yesterday. Usually we have a no tv from 10-6 rule, and as long as it’s not raining they have to be outside-but yesterday I let it slide a bit. Though Mikaela has a great time running around outdoors, she’s quite happy playing/drawing/singing in her room. Jake, on the other hand, has wheels/hockey stick/bat/ball permanently attached to him. He’s never asked for action figures (or toys really) for birthdays or holidays; so, I was surprised when he asked for one of the FTE cardboard robots. Mikaela chose the tree house.
78 steps. 2 hours.* Fabulous! I was able to visit with a girlfriend with only a few (“can you help me”) moments. But he did it, and then continued playing with it & even named it George! This is a boy who doesn’t sit still….ever. Of course, later that night we had a big baseball game in the field (yeah, getting hit by a hardball pitch really does hurt!), but he went back to George that night. FYI- first thing he did this morning was get everything out to color him!
Daily Green Special– Purchase any large recycled cardboard Calafant (http://www.favortheearth.com/kidgifts.html) and receive a 24 pack of color pencils for free. Just write “george” in the customer comment notes and we’ll add the color pencils to your order. *the instructions say 45 minutes for assembly, unless using 2 people or lots of adult help, the robot will definitely take longer