Hammer Time

posted Jun 30, 2013, 7:26 PM by Stephen Zenter   [ updated Jun 30, 2013, 7:27 PM ]
There are moments that I really enjoy with my sons.  Sure, there are those little moments when you laugh or smirk at one of them.  Sometimes you even have to hide that smirk when you're interrupted trying to get your message across.  Like when trying to get Christopher to bed and he laughs and shouts, "I tooted!  Ewww!"  Or when - after watching the same movie several times over the weekend - he looks at Sara and says, "Mommy, I want to watch Aladdin again, puhlease!"
 
Then there are those moments when you really get to spend some time with your child that make you really appreciate your role as a parent.  This weekend I got to spend some one-on-one time with Christopher that I really enjoyed.  I had to run to Lowe's to pick up some things, so he travelled along.  Andrew was fighting off pink eye, so we were both ready to get out of the house.  After picking up what we needed, we stopped by the tools aisle and found something pretty exciting.  We picked up some Christopher-sized tools and tool belt.  He even carried the hammer and screwdrivers to the checkout and then out to the car in his own bag.  We also picked up a small pirate ship kit for Christopher's first wood-working project.
 
After unwrapping his goggles, he knew exactly what to do with them.
 
Showing off his new gear 
 
His hammering skills were quite impressive for a 2-year-old that has never used a hammer before.
 
Yes, after seeing him hammer one nail, I was comfortable having my hand close. 
 
Admiring his handiwork 
 
Adding a coat of paint 
 
The finished product!
 
He was so proud of his boat that he told Sara and me all about it every time he walked past it this weekend.  I'm looking forward to more trips to Lowe's and Home Depot with my little boys and can't wait to share more little projects.
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