|Here I am at my blogging console controlling the "pipes" of the internet.|
|Early construction on the tetrahedron-shaped structure I require for blogging.|
|My brother and I taking a break from fabrication of parenting ideas.|
Parental Ethical Dilemma #1
If a child builds a structure, such as with blocks or Lego, how much time does the structure need to sit unattended before another child can use the material for a new project? This point came up about every 15 seconds today along with the more intricate concern of "sphere of influence." This relates to a child sitting amidst toys and claiming custodial rights on material soon to be used in a project, even though they were not yet in service.
|Toys available? No, no, no!|
My general response to these and other points is to scream incoherently at the children until we all are hysterical and on the verge of tears. This doesn't necessarily help solve the question at hand, and can be a terrible interruption at dinner, but it makes me feel good for directly confronting the problem and showing everybody I'm a "hands on" kind of father.
It's either that or lock the kid in the Orgone Energy Accumulator. I do realize he will eventually need his own (an excellent DIY weekend project).
Good luck and wood screws work better in high humidity climates.