Bebe’s theme at school this term is bridges. ‘How bloody uninteresting’ was my initial thought. But of course, for my daughter, who has inherited her dad’s logical engineering genes, and who’s favourite plaything in the world is Lego, she is very excited about it. And she couldn’t wait to do her ‘optional’ homework of creating her own bridge out of any material and taking a photograph of it into school. She created a beautiful bridge out of coloured Lego bricks yesterday and I have just printed out a big glossy photograph of it for her to find when she returns from school for lunch.
Because this is one big thing I have learned about being a parent. To rejoice in what my children enjoy doing and celebrate their creations. Despite having a super busy day I would never have forgotten to print out that photograph because I know how much it means to her. And I know how much she will enjoy presenting it to her teacher and classmates.
She has an afternoon off this afternoon and we will put a half hour aside to look at famous bridges in my 30-year-old Encyclopedia (even though I would rather be supping a coffee and scanning Facebook)