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Thankfully, Hun knows a bit about cars and doesn’t mind working on them. This has proven useful in more than one instance since we’ve been together.
In fact, with his knowledge/know-how, determination, and research we’ve only had to have any of our vehicles taken to a service shop 2 or 3 times for any kind of repair in our 3 years together! (Talk about saving money!)
Monkey Boy loves his Papa and so, of course, he loves to hang out with Hun doing any and everything. As a SAHM, I encourage this. Not just so I might get a few quiet(er) moments to do things or take a break, but also because the two of them doing things together brings joy to my heart.
As a result, Monkey Boy has learned so many things already.
He knows what a screwdriver is, a flashlight, a ratchet, a hammer, a drill, and so much more! He also knows how to properly use a screwdriver, a hammer, and a drill. He’s learned how to use a jack, loves flashlights, and definitely tries to use many other tools Hun uses when working on or repairing our vehicles.
Check out Monkey Boy using a jack recently.
The only thing we do to encourage this behavior is allow Monkey Boy to be around. That’s it, nice and simple!
I don’t much mind cleaning grease and grime off either of my guys or it getting on their clothing, but I do love that Monkey Boy is not only learning, but spending some valuable time bonding with Hun.
Plus, I do make sure there is reserved clothing just for such occasions.
Does you or your mate work on cars? If so, do you allow your child(ren) to be around when working on cars? What other things does your child participate in bring joy to your heart?