Sunday, September 6, 2009

Richard was very busy building a deck and some stairs for our backyard entertainment area today and because he was using some dangerous woodworking tools and equipment, Rowan had to stay indoors for the duration of this project. We placed a chair in front of our sliding door for him to sit on. This way he had a front row seat to all the action.

As I watched him paying such close attention to what Richard was doing right beneath his feet, I was reminded of a little fib my father once told my sister when she was little. Somehow it came to him telling her that he built our house himself and that Yolande helped him to build it. She believed it for a very long time and was very proud of herself. It was the sweetest thing ever. It was their little thing.

So now I wonder how Rowan will feel about all the little projects that Richard includes him in. We have photos of him planting trees, a vegetable garden and of course a few where he is wearing his carpenters outfit and hammering away at whatever Richard is working on at the time. I think it will make him feel very good indeed and if we need to inflate the story a little the way my Dad did, I don't think it would do any damage. Here's to our very busy little helper, Rowan!
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  1. Yes I think that's a good idea. And 'strue too!

  2. That must be the best memory I have of those days - I still remember dad picking me up next to our pink couches in the tv room and the both of us bragging about building the house!
    Keep it up Richard - you're little boy is soon to follow in your footsteps...He'll never forget these special moments :)