Hammer Of Approval

November 29, 2017

Its rare that we have an open weekend. A weekend when The Husband has no meeting or travel obligations, a weekend when I’m not working, or the kids don’t have any activity scheduled. But last weekend we were wide open. Its was so nice not having to start a day off rushing around like an overly caffeinated drill sergeant, rounding up kids, packing snack bags, filling water bottles, looking for missing shin guards, swim goggles, a left shoe or a favorite blue sweater, but not the blue sweater I’m standing there holding, a different blue sweater that has a tiny shark on the tag. I swear to you, if a mother doesn’t go bat shit crazy, or drive everybody else bat shit crazy in her efforts to get 2 young kids out the door, on time, any given morning, then she needs to be knighted, sainted and a bronzed statue of her erected in the middle of the village square for all to admire and celebrate.

But last weekend it was such a treat to kick each morning off in a state of complete sanity. Also, it finally gave us the opportunity to check out the Home Depot Saturday morning kids workshops. We’ve been wanting to attend one of these for a while, but Saturday is a peak day for the kids sport and other activities, so its never really worked out, until now. And I have to say, they are amazing. Everything from the set up, to the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was great. No long winded explanations or list of rules or instructions, everything was simple, brief and all about letting the kids get their hands on the tools and stuck into the project. Keane and Cullen really enjoyed it and were so proud of their finished products. So we walk away giving the Home Depot kids workshops a big hammer of approval.

The boys get to their work station.

They were allowed to use real tools. Not your miniature, plastic versions of the real thing.

Cullen needed a more solid surface than the table could offer to do his hammering.

The painting stage.

A few finishing touches.

Ta-Dah! A Christmas tree photo frame made by their own little hands.

Daddy had some shopping to do while we were there. Still some home improvement projects happening around here. So the store became the boys temporary playground.

My vehicle obsessed youngest, comes face to face with a forklift.

Checking out some exterior doors.

Oh, hello Keane!

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