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When you were a kid?

did you ever build something just to have another kid come along and knock it down? or did you ever knock down some other kids masterpiece? this happened to me a couple times i remember, playing with building blocks.

I cant remember.

I know i took son to play at a friend’s (acquaintance) house one day. Son was building, her son was knocking things over. Both were small, maybe 3 or 4. Son stoicly continued building, while her son was destroying his building every time. Friend didnt say a thing, which i found weird. I hoped son would set a boundary, but eventually i interfered.

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I remember as a mum i felt a little annoyed and protective. Son seemed rather unfazed though. :))

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A girl had a school project she did very well on and was carrying it home. Her brother, fooling around with a football, accidentally hit her project and destroyed it. I felt so badly for her because she usually got failing grades but this project really got her interested.

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Me and two or three friends got into building playing card houses one summer. One of us built like a ten story card house once. It’s kind of a difficult thing to do, it’s delicate work where one ill-timed breath could knock down a tower you put a lot of effort into, or one little accidental nudge could knock down a house. But then we started purposely knocking down each others card tower. One guy would be concentrating on building a sturdy tower and one of the other of us would blow it down or throw a card at it and destroy it. It was kind of funny but we also got very angry with each other. But we couldn’t stop and being dumb kids we each kept building new houses, knowing someones going to knoock it down.
It was just what we did to occupy our time.

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My projects got destroyed all the time…

As did my self-esteem

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Yeah, that was a running theme as I recall. That and never getting picked for a sports team, ever. I remember a teacher telling me I needed to be more interested in learning and I told her I was happy if I made it through the day without getting punched in the face. She didn’t get it.

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