This is the question that has been asked approximately 1,597,486 since last January when we built the bunk beds. Every time we tell him he has to eat vegetables (or any food really) to help him grow big and strong he says “so I can use the drill?” Tools hold great fascination. This weekend he finally got his wish. Of course he decided it was too loud, so he put on his headphones to help make it quiet. And Caleb of course had to get in on the action because anything anyone else is doing is 100% more interesting than whatever he was doing.
The project was a kid-height coat rack. We have a coat closet, but we like easier access for things we reach for multi-daily in the winter. Rob and I hang our coats on hooks on our bedroom door. The kids’ coats have been going up there with ours or more often put on the stroller or the changing table or where ever we happened to take them off. This leads to much frustration of “WHERE IS HIS COAT?” every time we leave the apartment. It was time for a place and putting it kid height means Simon at least can have full responsibility.