A very wise friend of mine made the comment " Now I understand why Scandinavians created Lego - its to prepare the children for all the flat packs that are in their future!"
I had never thought of it this way before, pure genius:)
90% of furniture you buy in Norway is flatpack and not only from Ikea, all the stores!
That gave me an idea.
We had bought Tim a new laundry basket a few weeks ago and it has been sitting in its flatpack box cluttering up the hallway waiting for someone to assemble it.
Voila! When Tim came in from school on Friday I gave him a job.
He actually thought it was very cool to be able to do it on his own and refused all offers of help by me and Tae (last option - not so helpful).
Yes, half way through the process Tae decided to try to help. He also decided to put on his animal ears - thats how we roll in our house;)
They were both very proud of themselves when they'd finished.