Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Grease Monkey

I am not mechanically inclined. However, with the current state of the economy and a 12 year old Caravan, I have tried to become more so. My son has inherited my mechanical ability.
However, this past weekend, the brake pads on our "clunker" needed to be replaced. My 12 year old son wanted to help. I knew if I did the job by myself, it'd take me 3 hours. With his help, I figured another two.


To my admiration, and with very little supervision, my son jacked the van up and removed the front wheels while I worked on the brake pads. He fetched tools and was attentive. He even jacked it up a third time two hours later when we discovered one of the pads was grinding horribly.

I know we aren't supposed to work on Sundays, but that time I spent with my self-proclaimed "grease monkey" was the best I have had all summer.

God Bless.

3 comments:

SNIKT said...

I've tried to integrate many of the things I do with my four year old daugther. It is hard sometimes, but well worth the effort as I thik with both will hold those fond moments together. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Darren:

That is wonderful little story. So glad to have you both in my life. What a great son and dad you are.

AMN

beads said...

thanks a lot! GOD bless