Last weekend my sister and I signed our boys up for a Lowe's Build and Grow kids workshop. This particular one was building one of the airplanes from the new Disney movie. I'm going to start off by saying that Ronan is way too young for this workshop, and I knew that, but was hoping that he'd be in a good mood and enjoy it anyway. Well, I did mention he was too young. The planes came in pieces in a bag with directions. We grabbed a bag of parts, an apron and a hammer and set to work.
Well folks, this plane was much harder to build than I thought. Because it had a lot of parts sticking out you couldn't really set it down on a stable part of the plane and hammer stuff into it. You had to hold it in your hand and then try to hammer nails into it to attach parts. Like trying to hammer a trampoline. Ugh. Ronan was so not into it. He kept trying to steal his little cousin's hammer and was flinging parts and generally being a pain. Sigh. I love my son. Anyway, once I got the main pieces on he stood up and exclaimed (presumably to the universe?), "YES MAMA! IT'S A PLANE!"
From that moment on, he was totally into it. As soon as we finished it up he grabbed it and was flying all over the store making appropriate airplane zooming noises. All the way home in the car he kept saying "yes, mama...it's a plane" and he slept with it that evening. So I'd have to say, it was a success. Have any of you ever tried one of these workshops? What did you think?
Also, check out that giant bump on my kid's noggin. Let's just say...high heels are not for the faint of heart.
Check out this zooming action...
I think here he's saying..."is that kid coming over here to take my plane?"