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She walked right into the lego brick house his elder brother had spent time and energy to make. She didn’t realise the grin on his face as he worked on the lego house or how that that grin suddenly faded away when the house fell apart. She was two and her brother was four years old going on five he would add anytime a question about his age came up.
He had been working on the lego house for a couple of days being as creative as he could possibly be. He thought and imagined how they were going to play together with the house and all the fun they were going to have doing so. When it was finally done, he rushed to tell his sister about it. Even though he kept ranting about how beautiful it was, how much fun they were going to have and where he had placed it just so they can both reach it, his sister paid very little attention. She walked right into it and didn’t see anything wrong with that. She didn’t even say sorry and that hurt him so much. She rather begun to cry because she had hurt her leg.
She didn’t understand what she had done, he thought. She had just ruined everything, the building, the plan, just everything. It is ok, he thought with tears running down his face as he walked right back to fix the lego house. He tried not to stay angry because as much as the lego building meant so much to him, all the time and energy he had spent getting it done was just do he could spend time with his sister. He wasn’t going to let the love he had for her and the desire to play with her dwindle because of what had happened. He was rather going to sit back down and fix the problem.
He thought to himself as he worked, the time they would have spent playing with the lego was now going to be spent fixing it. It was worth fixing it anyways because he couldn’t possibly put it away completely. He was finally able to fix it and asked her sister to come along so they could play together but she wouldn’t. She was too busy playing with her own toys and even though they kept her away from her brother most of the time, she couldn’t be bothered. When he would go to her, she would try her best to stay away from him and that hurt him. All he wanted was to spend time with her but she didn’t desire that as much.
When she would agree to play she would want to take the lego bricks apart and rearrange them. This would cause all the bricks to fall apart which would make her cry because she doesn’t understand why they should. Her brother had to keep putting the bricks together every time she came to play. When she wont be allowed to take the bricks apart, she would scream and cry in the bid to say that her brother was being mean. Even though that didn’t amuse her brother, he would still not let her take them apart because he knew she would love to play with the building he had made than whatever structure she intended to make. Because in actual fact, she never really built anything, but only made up a mess leaving her with bits and pieces of the lego which looked terrible to her and would make her cry. All she really wanted was the building she saw before.
She didn’t seem to know what she wanted even though she behaved as if she did. She wanted to be happy playing with lego building but always ended up crying because she will not take the lego as it had been made. There were times she wouldn’t play with the lego building because she remembered how she got hurt walking into it. Her brother would then be tagged as being mean for allowing that to happen when it was actually her fault for not paying attention. She didn’t understand anything, her brother would think to himself. She can’t see how much I loved her. She just couldn’t read through the lines and understand that she caused the pain herself or the fact that she does not enjoy playing with the lego because of her own stubbornness.
Things however begun to change, because she started to grow up. And as she did, she understood why she didn’t have to touch the lego but play with it as it was. She came to the realisation that she is the one who keeps hurting herself and crying when she could be laughing. And more importantly she begun to see how much she was loved by brother as she watched him fight for her, guide her, scold her gently and be there for her. Yes, she would go off completely and do her thing but she always knows who to run to and into whose arms to fall.
Because of the incident with the lego, she learned to trust his brother and appreciate his presence and love. She learned to watch and be attentive even when she walked. The lego used to make her cry but then setting her eyes in it made her always happy because she had come to understand that it had always been about her happiness from the beginning. Ever wonder how long her brother would have kept rebuilding the lego and she crying about it if she didn’t mature and gain understanding? Her brother would have always been the bad guy and she the good girl who was been treated unfairly. She would have never had a relationship with her brother, and who knows how long it would have been for her to loose the chance of having a relationship with him.
It’s amazing to know that, the relationship between these kids may be normal with children, it is similar to the relationship between our Heavenly Father and HIS children and may continue to be, if we don’t mature in HIM.
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