My skill set is not very large. By not very large I mean, pretty small. By pretty small, I mean I am good at just a few things. By just a few things, I mean two. I am good at two things. And "good" is stretching it ... but just a little.
I want my kids to be more well rounded -- and let's just all agree that it would not take very much. So, I took them to a handy man class at Home Depot this morning. When I walked in the room and saw hammers and nails, I began to sweat. Profusely. I was the only one wearing make-up and heels. I felt so out of place. I get nervous around hardware and people without make up. I just let the boys read the directions (on their own of course) and go wild.My Middle Twerp had it down in no time at all. Obviously, he received his hammering genes from his daddy. I only have designer ones. Baby Twerp is more artistic than Middle Twerp. He wanted to use all the tools equally. He did not want any tool to feel left out or not as valuable as the others. Baby Twerp accepts all. He showed equal attention to all hardware items. That's my boy. He embraces and accepts all hardware. Soon (actually quite some time later) they had finished these Home Depot race cars with absolutely no help from their mother. I was way too busy looking at paint samples. I just love the names they come up with... How about a little "Hot Mochacinno" in my dining room....or a little "Boogie Nights" in my bedroom? Ya know what I am sayin?Back to the cars, I think they did turn out quite nicely...despite their mother's lack of support and attention.
Then we went to the park to test these babies out. We were quite precise in out starting points. You could see the thought that was put into each racing strategy. (Honestly, it might have been some left over jelly, let's be real here.)
Any they were off. It was impossible to get these two twerps to release at the same time.
But they had fun nonetheless. And I think I even learned the difference between a flat head and a phillips. Will wonders ever cease?