Veteran’s Day, 2015

In June, Owen asked me if he could do extra chores in order to earn more money for a Lego set, because his biweekly payday wasn’t really accruing as quickly as he wanted. (No, he didn’t use those words. He just told me he wanted to make more money, haha).

He’s been earning those commissions and faithfully saving them in an envelope since then.

On Wednesday, he asked me when he got up that morning: Mom, since I have no school today, can we go to the Lego store and I can get a new set with the money I saved?

It was a perfect solution for me, because I needed to work from home, it was raining and windy, and I was concerned about too much TV/screen time.

We went to the store, and he used his money to buy a racecar set.

And then we went home, and he put it together while I worked. It was a joint effort – he put the pieces together, and I put the stickers on.

About 2 hours in, he asked if he could listen to music on his iPad.

And this is what it looks like when you’re working from home while your son puts together a lego set while singing “The Final Countdown” at the top of his lungs.


It’s moments like this that make my heart so happy.

We are so very lucky to have him.

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2 Responses to Veteran’s Day, 2015

  1. Deborah says:

    This sounds so much like J! So into earning money and buying his own things, into the Lego sets, and the music. I guess it’s a 7-year-old thing?

    We had a really nice day off, too. I wouldn’t want to do it all the time, but sometimes it’s a really nice break. And totally different from a weekend, where there’s this expectation that you be running around doing things.

  2. noemi says:

    I love this post. Thanks for sharing.

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