Something I really look forward to once a month is the Home Depot Kids Workshop. Molly has always taken an interest in helping me with little projects and stuff, so this was a natural fit for us. At one of the workshops, there was another father-daughter duo enjoying themselves. In most cases, it is the parents that do much of the assembling, but in this case the little girl wanted to be more involved. This is the conversation I heard:
Little Girl: “I want to hammer the nails by myself”
Dad: “Sure thing”
Little Girl: “But I want to hold the hammer alone”
Dad: “No problem, just be careful”
Little Girl: “Can you hold the nail for me?”
At that instant I looked up with a smile and the look I saw on his face was priceless. I knew exactly what he was thinking.
I will admit, that with Nina being our second child I have been slacking a bit in a lot of departments. I can only speculate on why the second child always gets the short end of the stick, maybe because we no longer feel the urge to helicopter parent and give them the freedom to do more on their own. For me though, what is interesting is that even though we’ve been around the block once already, I still get amazed by what Nina can do. All the firsts still excite me and the sheer curiosity always makes me smile. You can never take for granted pure innocence, true sincerity does not last forever. I don’t take as many photographs of Nina, but the ones I do take really reflect her personality. Happy birthday Nina, we love you so much!!
All I have to say is Shaun Leblanc is dedicated to his craft. He rolled into The Carleton about 30 mins from showtime and had to take off back to Moncton right after the show. You only do that if you love what you do and you can tell the passion is there. Don’t let his boyish good looks fool you, he is more than that. His voice dances between clean and raspy to keep you on your toes. Throw in some pop melodies and you have a nice blend of entertaining music. He played songs from his current album “Kaleidoscope”, but took the opportunity to try some new material for an upcoming album. Thanks for teasing us!