I sat observing a great-nephew at Christmas time. Brydon had received a Lego kit. He went directly to a card table, pulled out the book, looked at the first few pages, then back to the first to see what pieces were required to follow directions on those first two pages.
The picture below show his next moves.
This is what appears to me. 1. He tries a piece. It didn’t work. 2. He checks the book again. 3. He carefully ties again. That time it worked. Brydon was unaware that I was taking pictures.
Oh, how much easier putting Walmart furniture together if we would check the manual. Then try. If it doesn’t work, check the manual again.
Hey, there must be a lesson for life here also. Check the manual. Only choose the pieces that are laid out for you. Head down that road. If it is wrong, back up, look at the manual again, and go for another try.
I would be remiss if I did not give credit to a great mom and dad who obviously have taught Brydon to use this method. It does take time, effort, and consistency.
I’ll just say, in my exposure to close to a thousand children, I have met very few who do not pour out all the pieces and try and fail, try and fail, until many quit trying. That’s sad.
HEY, BRYDON, YOUR AUNT ‘NETA IS PROUD OF YOU!
Very cool! A life lesson indeed. Read the manual.
Following the manual sure cuts changes of mess up. So glad God remembered we needed one, especially since the world got too big for Moses’ foghorn. 😀
I’m too anxious to get started so never check my manual first. But do go back to it second. 🤭
Can I correct your typo? It’s quit not quite. X
I made the correction. Thank you. I’ve gotten sort of lax with my proofing. Thank you for reading and commenting.
Someone is raising up this young man right— soon he won’t need directions 🤩
Maybe he will write the manuals. That would be nice.
With his lineage— I have no doubt!
You are a sweetie. 🙂
Wow! Great life lesson in here for us all. Thank you. For us in life we must read, listen and keep checking the handbook for directions All life long.
There safety and security in following the manual. Thank you, Faye. You are right, that one must heed and keeping checking the handbook.
Great lesson for everybody!
Your great-nephew has a good head start in life. Following directions explicitly is a wonderful skill to have.
I made a visit to your place and left a note there. Thank you for checking in here with me. and thanks for the sweet words.
You are very welcome!