A scenario I encounter pretty often is that a child will build/create something and, of course, they want to admire it for a while, sometimes they even want to show it to Daddy went he gets home from work 7 hours later. Problem is that when you live in a house with 6 people and 1 dog, like we do, block towers just don't hardly stand a chance of surviving the hour, much less the entire day.
So, I've figured out an easy step that helps a lot to ease the upset feelings for a child when their creation can't last forever (or even 10 minutes).
I take a picture!
It sounds so basic I have no idea why it took me so long to start doing this. I could have saved myself so many hard moments trying to rebuild a creation with a tearful child! Having the picture is usually enough to satisfy my kids that their creation lives on, but should you need to rebuild, trust me, it is SO MUCH easier to do when you have a picture to go from instead of just a 5 year old telling you, "NO, that isn't how it was!"
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