Matt Roloff Makes an Airplane for Grandson Jackson to Play With
Most grandparents are known for going above and beyond for their grandchildren and Matt Roloff from "Little People, Big World" seems to be just like that.
Recently, the patriarch of the Roloff family used his official Instagram account to show his fans and followers the major farm project he has been working on.
In the video that he shared, the large steel structure of an airplane can be seen being taken into the farm, which will be turned into a big surprise for his grandson Jackson.
WHAT DROVE MATT TO START THE PROJECT
According to the proud grandfather, he came up with the idea of building a model airplane for Jackson to play with after a sad incident at the county fair.
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Ok ok. The secret’s out now. Remember when @toriroloff wrote a post about taking Jackson to the county fair and he didn’t meet the height requirements .. so he had to watch the taller kids his age get to ride while he stood there and just watched... matters worse.. Jackson LOVES airplanes! Well now...Phase one is complete and bringing the project back to the farm to put into place. Ember has it right! It’s an airplane ... Shhh. Don’t tell Jackson yet.. but grandpa is making absolutely sure he can access every single part of this new play structure. No height requirements on grandpa’s watch! #jacksonlovesairplanes #emberhelpingmakeithappen #jacksonhasntseenityet #inspiredbytoriandjackson
TORI'S TAKE ON JACKSON BEING LEFT OUT
Sadly, he had to watch the taller boys of his age, and younger, having the time of their lives, a moment that impacted him, as well as his mother, who used Instagram to address the issue:
"Today pointed out that he is different and that’s never going to change. He watched as kids (many younger than him) rode rides at a festival here in town and he wasn’t able to join. "
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I often forget that my son is any different than yours. I forget that he has shorter legs, because he can get around and run just like any other 2 year old. I forget he has short arms, because he can still reach everything around the house (even the stuff we don’t want him to). I forget that he’s different because he’s so capable and I see nothing other than my mister mister. Today pointed out that he is different and that’s never going to change. He watched as kids (many younger than him) rode rides at a festival here in town and he wasn’t able to join. Jackson wanted so bad to ride the airplanes that went up and down but the height requirement wouldn’t allow him to (which I totally understand!). It was harder for me than it was for him for sure. It was really the first time I was hit in the face with the fact my child is different. Im so proud of my husband and his outlook on it all and even more proud of my son who brushes things off with ease and I pray they both continue to do this. In the words of @jeremyroloff : if a bad attitude would fix it- I would have one. This was also just a reminder of why I love @disneyland so much: the land of no height requirements! This kid is meant to bring light to this world this I know for sure. #babyjroloff
According to Tori, Jackson really wanted to ride the airplanes that go up and down, and the moment affected her more than him because it reminded her of the struggles that he will face throughout the years.
"This kid is meant to bring light to this world, this I know for sure"
PROUD OF HER HUSBAND AND SON
She also said that she was proud of Zach and his positive outlook on life and its challenges, and prouder of Jackson for brushing things off with ease.
Tori ended her message by adding: "This was also just a reminder of why I love Disneyland so much - the land of no height requirements! This kid is meant to bring light to this world, this I know for sure."