It was a rainy day yesterday and my daughter and I got a little bored sitting at home so we grabbed our umbrellas and walked up to the Toys 'R' Us, or as she calls it, "ABC!" She likes to read the big letters on the wall every time we go there and then she sings the ABC song for a while afterwards.
Once inside I headed towards the Gundam section but she grabbed my hand and led me off to the section where the riding toys are located. She found one she really liked and proceeded to putt around the store for 10 minutes. I eventually gave up following her and told her I was going to see Gundam and she followed me on the toy.
"Gundam yaritai! (I want to do Gundam!)", she said when she saw all the boxes, so I grabbed a couple of SD/BB Gundams and asked her which one she wanted.
"Kochi (This one!)"
The O Gundam Type A.C.D
I have no idea what any of that means, but it's kind of cute.
So we went to the cashier, paid our 499 yen, and walked home, although she decided she didn't want to carry her umbrella so I had to follow behind her holding her umbrella above her the whole way.
"Akete! Akete!" (open it!) is what she asked me as soon as we got in the door. So I did.
I didn't bother using any cutters, just pulled the parts from the runner and handed them to her and showed how they fit together. She, for the most part, put the parts together on her own.
Of course, her favourite part was the stickers and she did her best to put them in the right area. I had to fix only a couple of them. Once the sections of the SD were assembled she stuck the ball joints into their sockets and we were done!
And the most important thing when it comes to Gunpla, and life in general, is to enjoy yourself.