Friday, March 10, 2017

What is it about boys and hammers?

I guess I didn't realize how much a hammer means to a boy. 
And I raised 4 of them. Boys I mean. 

At first I was trying to give our grandson Jonas instruction.

Then Grandpa came along and said, "No not on the floor."

What is it about hammer and nails and male bonding.

Normally whatever Jonas is doing his twins sister insists on a turn. 
But not when it came to hammer and nails. 

She was oblivious to it.

Nor did Jonas notice he put 2 different socks on that day.

Just did not matter to him. 

Completing a project with Grandpa and a hammer 
was what it was all about.

The next morning when Jonas was getting ready to go back home 
he asked if he could keep the hammer. 

We told him the hammer stays here, 
so he can use it next time he comes.

He paused in thought and then said, 
"Can I just hold the hammer again?" 

So we let him have some time alone with the hammer.

After he went home I went to check...

I know it must have been hard to leave it with us, but he did!

The wood kit above is from Woodworkers Kit Club and intended for ages 7 and up.

I learned yesterday that LOWES has some building kits for kids @ $7.98 each. 
I plan to check those out tomorrow. 


Karen Mortensen said...

What a sweet story.

Anonymous said...

Very funny!


Scrapally said...

Both Lowes and Home Depot have free project days where you can bring your child and build something. They used to anyway. We used to take Joel. He got an apron to keep and wear each time too. It was fun. I have a picture of that somewhere. Will have to look for it. So cute how Jonas wanted to hold that hammer one more time. :)