I had never ever thought that we would have it. Basically, I don’t like to own big stuff unless absolutely necessary. It would be so stupid of me, as parent, to buy such a thing just because my child begs for it. We just couldn’t buy it for nothing. So I promised my dragon boy to buy one on two conditions.
First, he had to complete his last assignment in second grade which was “Teacher for a Day” (30 minutes actually). Second, he had to be promoted to blue belt from yellow at his Kung Fu. Both were really challenging to him (and me) but he did it. It will be another long story to describe what we went through. Anyway, I hope he learned what it was like to accomplish something.
So there we were at CostCo buying one with a big smile on my dragon’s face. It was June 9. Things, however, were not over yet. What about the assembling part? Well, here we were now, three of us, struggling to figure out the super unkind instructions. What a hassle and what a labor!! Going through countless family crises arguing this and that, we finally built it. It took about 5 hours and the sun was already gone. I guess after all it was Casey and I who learned how hard it was to accomplish something. (^_^;)