As promised, I wanted to share with you the completed deck/steps project that Anthony took on a couple of days ago (Part 1 is here.) The determination that he showed going into the job didn't diminish one bit. In fact, as he got closer to the goal, he pushed himself even harder to obtain it in the time line he had set for himself.
He easily did 95-98% of the work by himself. Just enough instruction to get him started, then he took over. At ten years old, I'd say he did a fantastic job. Heck, I've seen professional painters that didn't have as nice of results.
I did appreciate your comments about the parenting that Lisa and I have provided, but I've got to be honest, I was a bit blown away by it too. I really did not intend for that post to be a "look what great shining examples of parents we are". It, like this one, are and were meant to display how proud I am of my son. Anyway, thanks for the kind words. I'll tuck them away for the teenage years when they come. (If anyone has a time machine to skip over those hormonal years, please send it my way!)
Here are a few pics. This first one is Anthony starting the staining process.
The next two are a before and after shot. What a difference eh?
The Darth Vader Costume is on order!
Be back tomorrow with another "What is It?" ...Haven't done one of those for a while.