when labels stick…

September 17, 2010

best buds

Fridays are show and tell at school and Jack is always searching for just the right thing to take. He bounded down the stairs with a carefully crafted diamond made out of Legos.

“Jack, didn’t you take a Lego creation last week?” I said.
“What can I say? I’m a Lego geek!” he replied.
“Hey, I’m the Lego guy in this family!” Josiah quickly shot in.

My own childhood started gushing in my head the way it does in certain moments of parenting. Everything you have ever thought or felt as a kid is all right there in a flash of a moment. Sometimes this can be painful and we start doing all kinds of projecting but other times it feels more like an opportunity to educate. If ever there was a teaching moment, this was it… read the rest here.

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