Last night, Ian showed me what a big boy he truly is. Almost a year ago, we went to see “The Lego Movie” at the movie theater. We left midway through it since Ian didn’t like it anymore. He was too young, I think. This is after all, a PG movie and he was six years old.
Fast forward to a 7-year-old boy. We watched “The Lego Movie” at home on a lazy Friday evening. He watched the entire movie and loved it. We laughed and had a great time. Such a fun story. Only one very short part bothered him but he stuck with it.
Needless to say I was quite proud of my big boy. No longer a baby or a little boy, but someone who is growing up. It sure happened fast too.
Our son has a tender heart and I truly and deeply love that about him. Because of that, we have always let him tell us when he was ready to watch something. It was great to see last night that he was finally ready for this movie.
He loves Lego and plays with them a lot. When he receives a new set, he spends hours pouring over the directions and puts the elements together to form a fire truck, boat, camper, space ship, or many other things. Days or a week later, he creates new items of his own. He has gotten very talented and it is wonderful to watch his mind at work. Or should I say his mind at play?
The photo was taken at a convention in spring 2014. He was concentrating and very into it. Lego had a booth, which was directly across from our booth. Ian was beyond thrilled and went over a few times to build.
Each day, I hear a lot about Lego from Ian. He explains his build, what it does, and shows me. He also loves to read books about Lego and tells me about the items that interest him. It is wonderful to see his imagination at work. He also likes to ask me what kinds of Lego elements and sets there were when I was little. Not nearly as many as now, that’s for sure.
I wonder what the next thing will be that our big boy does that amazes and impresses us? I don’t know but I cannot wait to discover it with him.