January 22, 2013

Hardware Gardening

Me (placing my tool bag on the table): "Hey little dude.  Come here for a second."

Sippy Cup (wide-eyed): "Whoa!  Look at all of that stuff!"

Me (emptying out the bag in order to reorganize it): "Yeah.  These are Daddy's tools.  After our last trip to the hardware store, I figure this is an easier way for you to learn about tools."

Sippy Cup (whispering): "Awesome."

Me (pointing to the various tools): "These are all different kinds of wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers and other tools that I use to fix things around the house."

Sippy Cup: "Like the guest bathroom!  The toilet doesn't leak anymore.  You did a good job!"

Me: "Thanks.  I want to make sure that when you grow up you can fix things in your house also."

- We spend 15 minutes carefully reviewing each and every piece of hardware -

Me (grabbing the stud finder): "Ok.  Take this to Mommy and tell her what it is and what you use it for."

Sippy Cup (running to the bedroom): "Mommy!  Mommy!  Look!  This is a spud finder!  You use it to find the spuds inside the wall!"

M.O.M.: "Oh really?  Did your Daddy teach you all about this spud finder?"

Sippy Cup: "Yep!"

Me (shaking my head): "Damn it."


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