Advice From a Toddler

I’m not exactly the handiest guy around the house. I mean, sure, I’m as tempted by do-it-yourself projects as the next guy. It’s just that I’m not very good at them. This is one area of life, by the way, where having a couple of inquisitive toddlers around puts you at a significant disadvantage.

For example, I noticed a tear in the fabric covering one of the kids’ chairs the other day.  Since both boys were there when I saw it, I pointed it out to them, saying “hey guys, we have to be careful with this. It’s starting to rip.”

C’s immediate reaction, of course, was to ask why.

“Because I can’t fix that,” I said. “I don’t know how.”

He smiled “It’s easy, daddy. You just have to screw it.”

“No. That needs sewing, and I don’t even think that would help. Look. It split along the seam.”

“No. You just have to screw it. Should I show you how? You just have to screw it.”

I couldn’t help it. I started to laugh. “No, I think I need to hammer it. Not screw it. What do you think?”

He was very serious. “Umm…No. I think you need to screw it.”

I have the strangest feeling this whole little surreal conversation is going to come back to bite me at some point.

3 thoughts on “Advice From a Toddler

  1. Zarluga says:

    Um….. P. A rip along the seam? HIGHLY Fixable! Check in with Nana, she might be able to help. Of course, C’s response, “screw it” I like the best. Also – duck tape. That will fix anything – remember!

  2. OrlandoDad says:

    “Duck” tape? Heh, heh, heh… Quack! Quack, Quack!

  3. nana says:

    Unfortunately Duck tape is usually somewhat sticky on both sides! Sticking boys to seats may not be acceptable… We have good as new eat seats here, and can replace yours very easily! We will bring one over next time we come.

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