After coming out of the gate hard and fast on day 1, my pint-sized, assistant robot builder seemed to have entirely lost interest in this kit. I can’t say as though I blame her. For an intellectually curious eight year-old with an attention span attenuated by Angry Birds, Youtube, and Kidz Bop, the monotony of preparing the parts for this robot kit must have seemed more like a punishment than the quality bonding time that I gratefully enjoyed it as.
The Little Prince once said,
“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.”
In his case he was referring to a series of drawings he had done of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant whole, but it took me delving back into Legos recently to fully understand that I am the rule and not the exception to his blanket statement.