My son is 9 this Christmas. For the last few years he’s been asking for the typical things most boys his age ask for, video games, Nerf guns, jerseys. This year is so different and his dad and I could not be happier! He has asked for Erector sets. Yea, like what kids played with YEARS ago! He’s asking for books and a magic 8 ball, stars for his ceiling and a lava lamp. What generation was this kid born in???
Bailey was bored one day during the weekend. It was cold outside and he was sick of playing the same games and watching the same cartoons! He asked if he could open just one present. I fall for this every year! I figured he’ll have plenty to open and thought one of the smaller Erector sets would keep him entertained. So yea we caved in and let him open one. He opened the Erector set and got so excited to start working on it. Jason set him up with his own “work station.” The kid was in heaven! It took him all weekend but he got it done!
He did get a little frustrated a few times but this is thee best thing for him! He’s a very energitic child that needs constant motion going on. With this he had to concentrate and focus. It was challenging at times but in the end he was so proud of himself for doing this all by himself.
As soon as he was done, he took pictures of his master piece and then took it apart. There are different styles of motorcycles you can make from this one kit. He quickly starting working on the next one. Now I can’t wait for him to see the other sets he gets to put together.
It was so refreshing to see his enthusiasm and self-pride from building something rather than beating the next level in some video game. I wonder if other kids are going back to the basics, going old school. I for one am loving it and hope it continues!