Monday, August 30, 2010

But Mom I can do it too....





My Dad is putting in Patio Pavers at their house so my brother and John were helping him dig out A LOT of dirt. When Will saw what they were doing he insisted on helping. Being the overprotective Mother that I am, I told him he was too little and offered him a fabulous explanation as to why he shouldn't help, and that wasn't well received. He pleaded and I kept trying to explain that it would be best for him to just "supervise". So after much begging I thought about it and thought to myself why can't he do it? So for the next 3 hours Will helped dig out dirt and maybe was a bit slower than the men but when he came in the house he was so proud of himself. He had dirt in his nose, dirt in his hair, on his knees well just about everywhere. Will was so proud of himself and beaming from ear to ear. Sometimes you just have to let go no matter how hard it is. My little boy is growing up and sheltering him isn't going to allow him to prosper.


5 comments:

Gem said...

I would've been hesitant too, but yeah, just have to let them give it a try and get dirty =).

Sounds like a tough job though--DH wanted to put in patio pavers too, but we just haven't gotten around to it yet!

Kel said...

Man, that shovel is as big as he is! :)

blueviolet said...

I'm so proud of you for letting him help!

Genny said...

What a great son you have! I think that's so cute that he wanted to help!

Thanks for sharing my Mom-Monday button today.

Hugs to you!
Genny

GpawLP said...

Absolutely the right decision mom!! men and boys need to do that kind of thing! it's in the DNA!! plus he's the best looking little construction dude on the planet!!!