That's MEN, with capitals!
Keith has been working on getting our downstairs kitchen and Laundry room done. He has had alot of help from the young men in the household. There sure are enough of them.
Our son David is very handy. He has grown up helping dad, right from being a toddler, Keith has shown him how to use tools.
Our two nephews havent had that exposure as their dad has always rented and hasnt had the opportunity to show them such skills.
The nephews, especially Troy, are really keen to learn and to help out.
Here, David shows the guys how to use a chalk line and how to cut the gypsum wallboard and screw it into place.
They have learned to use a measuring tape, which involves understanding the fractions. Learning what a level is and are using the electric drill.
What is it about sweating together that really creates bonds between men?
Years from now, we will beable to point to this home improvement and say "Troy did that". "Nick did this" .
Keith enjoys leading his little work crew and he find it a real pleasure to work with such an enthusiastic bunch.
I believe kids are very capable of learning so much when given the opportunity. Helping with this project also gives them a sense of pride and satisfaction that is an important part of growing into confident young men.