Saturday, February 16, 2008

A Tale of Three Mailboxes

So, my friend, Susan tells me that if you go to Lowe's on certain Saturdays the kids can build "projects". Oh, yeah, and it is free. I call over there and they do indeed host a kids' project and the next project is a valentine mailbox. Yippee! We mark the calendar and can barely contain ourselves.

So the big day arrived and the boys and I piled into the minivan with visions of wood, hammers, and valentine mailboxes.
We find our way to the end of aisle 9 and the boys were given a very cool Lowe's apron, a project kit and a darling little hammer.
And then I felt a bit overwhelmed. Hammering in nails is somewhat intimidating for me. Putting in nails feels so permanent. What if they aren't straight? What if they are the wrong size? And, remember there are three of THEM and one of me. Let's also mention that I really hate small repetitive noises. I don't appreciate humming, whistling, tapping or small children hammering!

I tried to look brave and somewhat capable. I tried to tune out the tap, tap, tapping with amusing comments about Excedirin. Obviously, though, everyone could tell I'm better at purse shopping and the salesladies helped A and D while S and I did our best.

In the end we were all victorious and left Lowe's with our handsome aprons, three project iron-on patches (for the apron) and three cute valentine mailboxes.
At home I piled up the mailboxes to show you, only to notice that it is very obvious which one S and I made.
Next weekend the project is a bird feeder. We'll see if I'm any better.

13 comments:

Amy said...

Free, you say? Hmmm ... must visit local Lowe's and check out age restrictions.

I think all the mailboxes are cute. :)

Sarah said...

Not a big fan of repetitive noises either. I think I would lose my mind listening to three little oys hammer...definitely would have let an Excedrin crack slip!

Kerri said...

So cute!! I have always thought the kids projects at Lowe's and Home Depot looked like so much fun. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I know the Lord has great things in store for the future.

joan said...

They turned out great! So cute and looks like alot of fun.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

How cute! We will have to look into this. We've never tried their classes, but it looks like fun!

MaryLu said...

Oops!
I walk past the HomeDepot kids activity sign and hope my girls don't read it outloud to the boys, I would never get out of there without doing a project.
You were brave, I tell ya!

Beth said...

I love that you and S made yours just a little different than the others! :)

Jennifer P. said...

Thanks for stopping by! Always nice to make new blogging friends.

We love those Lowe's projects--and you can't beat FREE!

I read somewhere that the male birthrate is declining.....guess we didn't get the memo, eh?! :)

Nadine said...

The mailboxes came out really nice.

Aubrey said...

those boxes are so cute!! I'll have to remember Lowe's when we have kids.

Sylvia said...

Wow, I'm going to have to check that out. :)

Ter said...

cute!

It's a good skill the boys will gain by doing these projects. :)

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