Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Kids in the Basement

My kids have been watching me working in the basement  for over a year now.  They find it facinating and like to help where they can, which up until now hasn't been much.  Well, now we're at the point where they can help, and boy were they excited to do so.  They've done work in 30 minute chunks of time, doing 1 or 2 sessions a day.  They've even helped with clean up!

The girls got to tape the walls of their soon to be bedrooms with the mesh tape, supervised, of course.  Then yesterday, we all went down and worked on the mud (wallboard joint compound) in Bailey's room.

I was actually surprised at how well they did.  I had to fix things up a bit when they were done, but it was pretty good job for a 10, 7 and 5 year old.

Sierra was the best at it.  I hardly had to do anything to her work when she was done.

Bailey liked to put it on rather thick.  She also really liked to cover up the screws.

Daddy helped with the ceiling where the kids couldn't reach.

After the mud dried, they even worked on sanding things smooth.  I made sure they wore a face mask to keep the dust out.  Blake even wanted to wear glasses.

Look what I did!

They should have fun when we get around to painting too.  Ha!  Now that's going to be a mess!

1 comment:

Amy said...

That is awesome that they are all helping. Nothing like teaching home improvement to your kids.