Wednesday, 25 January 2017

It's all bridges to me

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)

7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, what a FANTASTIC theme to be talking about at school! I'm thinking beyond Golden Gate Bridge, you know, SYMBOLIC ones.
    Also, don't forget songs. I just came across one that I used to love when I was probably about your daughter's age: Burning Bridges by Status Quo. *sing along with me*

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    1. Ha ha thanks Tamara, your enthusiasm is infectious. I'm singing along to Quo as we speak :D

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  2. It's funny all the stuff you find yourself learning about with kids around! I was never very into animals but in almost six years of 'study' I've discovered so much about the natural world that I never thought to know. I love it. And (I'm sure like you with the bridges) I've found more to fascinate me than I ever expected.

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    1. It's very true Claire. Well done for grabbing every opportunity to enhance your own knowledge!

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  3. Wow, that bridge is perfect! You must be so proud of your daughter! And cherish all the moments you can spend togehter doing (maybe for someone) ordinary things like reading books.

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    1. Thanks Adina, I am truly proud of her. I will continue to cherish my time with her (we love reading together too ;)

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