For any of you that have one - that had one - that know one - that knew one - you know this.
They love, for some reason, to take things apart.
I can't tell you how many toys my son would take apart and painstakingly try to put back together - sometimes he was successful -sometimes he wasn't - and he would look at me with those big blue eyes and sorrowfully say " sorry Mom - I thought I could make it better "
Sometimes I'd go a little crazy - toys were sooooo expensive - sometimes I'd scream at him ( is it ok to admit that? I'm afraid I did too much screaming as a young frantic mom ) - sometimes I'd laugh - sometimes I'd threaten to never buy him another toy as long as he lived - but always - and I mean always - I was amazed at what he could do at such a young age. That his tiny hands could intricately take apart something and put it back together fascinated me
Brain surgeon I figured - those hands are a brain surgeon's hands!!!
When he got his first Lego collection - the first of hundreds I'm sure - he built the most elaborate buildings you could imagine - with detailing that would blow everyone away who would see them.
Architect I figured - that type of skill will build skyscrapers some day!!!
As he approached his teenage years - he would come up with the most elaborate stories to keep from getting punished - E.L.A.B.O.R.A.T.E.
Lawyer I figured - no one could get someone ( himself ) out of trouble like this kid could..............
Instead my little destructive boy came to me at just about the time when we should have been contemplating colleges and said
" Mom - I'd really love to be a mechanic "
" Oh Gordie - you'll never make much of a living doing that "
" But it's really what I want to do Mom - I mean really really what I want to do "
My brain surgeon - who built skyscrapers in his spare time - and defended the poor - working as a mechanic???
But somehow he took his lawyer skills and talked me into sending him to one of the best Auto Mechanic Schools in Montreal....................
AND - MY BOY IS HAPPY.
Truly happy with what he does - and of course that makes Mama very happy at the end of the day.
Especially when he hasn't lost his love of destruction -
Meet the team who took care of the kitchen - and turned it from this - down to it's bare studs in roughly 5 hours..........................
While they were working - they laughed and joked and seemed to be having a blast - and for a moment I closed my eyes and went back in time - to that little boy with the big blue eyes looking up at me with a smile on his face and saying " look Mom - look what I did !!! "
And then I opened them and screamed at them to " please be careful " - because some things never change after all.
Mom says - OMG boys - you're incredible - really really incredible
Gordie says - don't listen guys - that usually means she wants more
Mom says - Gordie - that's not true !!!
Gordie says - Mom - you sooooo know it is
Mom says - Hurry up with this - you need to sand the upstairs floors :)
They also turned this floor
into this floor
enabling me to have this floor
Which was one horrid job let me tell you
Keep on destroying boys - love you all the more for it :)
Oh and by the way - I need you to destroy - smash apart - gut completely - this
Get your tools ready...............................
Because this needs to be installed
and though I'm very grateful for the light you installed
There's a slew of others waiting :)