I don’t let my beans watch TV or use electronics during the week, but man, come Friday, when they rip off the knapsacks, they charge for the remotes, choosing different rooms and different TV’s. So, I ask you this, does making something forbidden make it all the more desirable? If I didn’t prohibit TV, would they care about it less? Actually, I don’t care. I’m happier in a home without the TV keeping us company. It makes me feel like I’m being a good parent.
When Lucas whines that he wants to watch TV, I tell him to go into his playroom and play with Legos. This always appeals to him. Legos are great for strengthening fine motor skills, fostering creativity, and promote engineering. Recently, he’s tried to argue that he can play Legos while watching the newest shows on Netflix, namely: LEGO Bionicle and LEGO Friends. “You know, for Abby,” he says. He hasn’t won me over, but on Friday’s, Lego Bionicle is his first stop.
LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship
LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One
MEAL PAIRING: Poached eggs and parmesan cheese over toasted brioche with pesto. It’s simple and straightforward. The toast points can be cut into blocks for stacking and dipping. An elevated taste, brightened by the lemony pesto.
OTHER LEGO PROGRAMMING: