I started reading Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder to my son before bed last night. I was afraid it would be too much of a “girl” book for him to find it interesting, but, so far, I’ve been proven wrong. The first chapters have been primarily describing what life was like for the pioneer family living remotely in the woods back in the 1870s. My son has been enthralled with the stories about bears, hunting, food preparation, and such.
Towards the end of the second chapter, my son sat up excited and exclaimed that in the morning, he was going to make, out of Lego’s, a little house in the woods, a garden, Pa, a bear, and a pig. He was so excited, he had trouble falling asleep.
Sure enough, first thing this morning, here is what he built…
My son is home from school today, sick with a cold, and it’s a rainy day. This was a perfect activity.. even better because it was entirely his idea.