Friday, May 22, 2009

Lessons from Mom

Ask my mom what her favorite store is and she will say, "Home Depot." Since I can remember, she has been home improving and doing various projects that require fun power tools. She has done all the painting and wall papering in their home. She stained the deck 2 or 3 times. She made planters for the back patio. She mowed the lawn, maintained the pool, laid parquet flooring, etc. She will tackle any project, especially if she gets a new "toy".

All this has taught me that women can do anything we set our minds to do, especially around the house. I demonstrated that for Sophie today as I took apart her crib and set the mattress on the lowest setting. Usually you don't have to disassemble the whole thing, but the manufacturing was not up to par.

I know Sophie won't remember this, but I hope that she continues to see she can do just about anything that she wants.

Disclaimer 1 - Steve and I tried to do this together on Thursday night, but with 2 kids on the move it was impossible to get done. So it's not that he didn't want to help, or that I didn't want him to help. It just had to get done when Zachary was out of the house.

Disclaimer 2 - Dad traveled a LOT when we moved here and so Mom was often left to her own devices around the house. Again, not that he didn't want to help; he just wasn't here to do it all the time.


Amanda said...

I'm so proud of you is a lot of fun for me though to find a cute boy to come help :) Though living on my own, i have learned that i don't NEED a man to do all that stuff...though it sure is nice when there is one around .

Now...if sophie needs a lesson or two in flirting....i know the perfect person for that
Love ya!