|I try to add value to every play experience, even if relegated to the role of consultant.|
The kid, however, had other ideas. He wanted the "bad guys" to be going on about their business while the "good guys" spied on them.
|One would think that for spying a line formation would not be optimal -- such are the trials of imaginative play. I will still demand my consulting fee.|
Making things worse, every time I placed a piece it was wrong. So I kept the kid company and occasionally asked questions why he arranged things as he did.
I knew he was the boss of this project, but I really, really, really wanted a battle scene and tried to talk him into it. No compromise, no negotiation.
He ended the session by flatly telling me that only a new Lego set would compel him to change the set-up.
He may be the boss and have won this round, but September and school will come soon enough and I'll have my chance to show the universe our galactic fighting mettle.