So a few months ago, my dad (G-Daddy) was watching Austin for the day. He thought Austin might have fun working on a “project,” so my dad decided to build a birdhouse with Austin.
Before Austin got there, G-Daddy cut boards to size, sanded them, stained them and had everything organized for Austin. He cleaned up his workshop, and had all the pieces laid out so it would be a simple process. He knew that the attention span of a 7-year-old was limited so he was trying to maximize the resources and minimize the work time.
So Austin ventured into the shop with G-Daddy and proceeded to nail about three nails (using a nail gun) to put the finishing touches on his birdhouse.
When we got home, Ervin and I marveled over the house and how great it looked. I told him, “I’m so glad you got to build this with G-Daddy.”
Austin: “Mommy, I’m going to be honest with you…. G-Daddy really didn’t do that much.”
I guess it’s all about perspective! 🙂