I once read a list containing "100 Things a Boy Should Try." It covered all sorts of things from camping in the backyard to attending a play, reading a book to playing an instrument. It was a pretty basic list, but it was the kind of thing that mothers like to read to make sure there aren't any terrible holes left in their child's development because she "forgot something".
One of the things on the list was "Build a model with Dad." Most mothers would probably have said "Okay, that's a Dad activity. I don't have to worry about it." But not me. At Christmas time I had to be the one to go out and buy the model, so that Aaron and Ian wouldn't miss out on this unique male bonding experience. I blame my OCD - if it's on a list, it must be checked off. Thankfully, my gracious husband puts up very kindly with these obsessions of mine.
Yesterday, they got down to business:
This may have been a father-son activity, but the girls were not about to miss the action!
One last piece.....
Ian is in love with his model (a Spitfire WW2 plane) and was thrilled to get to build it with Daddy. So, despite my interference, this "no girls allowed" activity can be safely crossed off my Mommy list. Whew! What a relief.