I'm continuing in my "let-the-kids-make-a-mess" mode & trying to be a bit more accommodating. N received this really cute "Paint-By-Number" mini-set for Christmas. It's a child's version. He's been asking for a few days to try it out so I finally pulled it out & got him set up. He kept at it for quite some time & did rather well, although it was a bit much to try to finish in one sitting.
B was THRILLED with what the mail brought to him today. He received a gift certificate to Lego.com (his FAVORITE website) for Christmas. I also told him if he finished his math book by the end of the semester I'd let him pick a set on me. His order arrived in the mail today & he spent the afternoon putting them all together.