The Lesson NO Curriculum Will Teach Your Children

The Lego Discovery Center opened in Atlanta last week. We were given the opportunity to visit the day before the grand opening.   

What fun we had!!

{I have to tell you, however, about some difficulty we had getting there.}   

I woke up that morning (at 5 a.m.) with a horrible headache (one that was still lingering from the day before)... the kind of headache that makes you nauseous.   I dragged myself out of bed, took a shower and got ready (became sick in the process), but kept on going.   

I was fully ready for the day, and I got Miss B up (it was 7 a.m.) - told her the situation and she told me to go and lay down and that she would get her brother ready and make breakfast.  

 I really thought I was going to have to tell the kids there was NO WAY I could drive them into Atlanta for the opening.  

Thirty minutes later my daughter presented herself and her brother, ready for the day.  She had slicked his hair down and helped him put on his Lego watch.She even MADE HIS BED FOR HIM! 

I looked at both of my children, dressed and with smiles on their faces, and was so thankful for them - thankful for their giving spirits, their caring hearts, and their love for me and each other.  I realized that it is in these moments that my children learn about self-sacrifice.  These are the lessons that can't be learned from any curriculum.     

Thank goodness my headache was starting to subside (so thankful for migraine meds) and we hopped in the van at 8:15 to make it to midtown by 9:45. There was actually no traffic and we arrived at our destination by 9 a.m.!    

The Discovery Center is on the third floor of an upscale mall in Midtown Atlanta - Phipps Plaza.  

I think the kids' favorite activity was learning the interlocking brick technique from the resident master builder.   He stood on Miss B's creation to show how strong your design can be by using this technique.  

Building, building, and MORE building.  There were huge vats of Lego bricks everywhere!   

Some of the creations there were amazing.   From left to right:  The Georgia State Capital here in Atlanta, Turner Field (home of the Braves), Merlin (and Miss B), and one of the many mosaics.

Of course this poor mini (big) fig was almost mobbed by all of the children.   I bet the guy inside that suit was GLAD when the day was over!

Of course this just has fueled our Lego obsession even further... I'm thinking of investing in this (through the Homeschool Buyer's Co-Op) for our homeschool.