Tuesday, April 8, 2008

He Needs a Project


It was bound to happen. His grandpa always has some type of project going around the house. He has to be creating (or re-creating) something to be truly happy.

Along the same lines, his daddy grew up in a house where we demolished and rebuilt rooms for fun. Now that he's all grown up with a home of his own, he usually has a home improvement project for the weekends, as well.

One day soon after the baby was born in January 2007, I told Mommadrool, "He needs a project." Sometimes, he would just look a little bored. Maybe it seems silly to think that an infant is bored, but nonetheless . . .

Then he started to sit up, and later to crawl. Well, now he is just way too busy to sit still anymore, unless he's falling asleep.

He's nearly fourteen months old now, and last Saturday when they were all visiting, Mommadrool walked into the den and announced, "You know that package of pencils that he opened in the home office? He is taking the pencils, one at a time, scooting over to the other side of the room and depositing them there. One by one, he's moving the pencils from one side of the room to the other."

I chuckle every time I look at the two piles of pencils on the carpet. We're not sure of the purpose of this little endeavor, but I'm really glad he's finally big enough to have a project.

5 comments:

DH said...

Big enough to have a project? I don't think so.

TS said...

Well, he thinks he is.

"MommaDrool" said...

Oh, those men and their projects. I told The Husby that his project when he got home today was "me"...aka "it is time to pay attention to your wife time"...I think he understood : )

StickyBun-Scotti is just itching to get a project of his own. There is nothing he loves more than playing with Pappy's tools!

Lady Ridesalot said...

So cute! I think moving pencils from one side of the room to the other sounds a little like something the Marines do. I think a "project" is in the eyes of the doer. Lady R

TS said...

Ha! Or maybe bureaucrats or politicians!