Persistence…Thy Name Is Ian

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAOn Saturday, Ian showed us the true meaning of persistence.  And, it was glorious to watch!

He received the last of his birthday gifts just after we ate lunch.  We went to a toy store with his grandpa.

Ian picked out a Lego semi truck with hauler and monster truck.  The package said Monster Truck Hauler.

I asked Ian, “Are you sure that’s what you want?”  “Yes Mommy.”  I said okay and then we walked back to the car and then went back to his grandpa’s house.

For the next four hours, Ian worked on putting the 299 pieces together into the two vehicles.

He asked his daddy a few times for help and also a few times asked me, but mainly he worked on it himself.  He looked at the two instruction manuals and slowly worked through each page.  It was amazing to watch.

The fact he could put this together simply from the book, finding the correct piece, and then moving on the next page was very impressive.  I hadn’t realized how mechanically minded he was and how great at following step-by-step instructions.

A few times he got frustrated, but for the most part, he enjoyed working on it and kept at it until he was finished.  Needless to say I was super proud and took a few pictures.

That night when it was bedtime, I told him what he had done was big boy stuff not little boy stuff.  He grinned and said “Thanks Mommy.”  Then in less than 5 minutes he was asleep.GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

The next afternoon, he went to play with one of his dear friends from preschool.  He wanted to take his truck and monster truck.  It came apart and we discussed the fact that is what happens with Lego’s.  He was fine with that.

Yesterday he took more of it apart again.  Apparently he wants to put it all back together.  He told me that most of the fun playing with it is putting it all together.

Ian, this was a job well done!  Mommy and Daddy are proud of you and your persistence!!GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA