Also, do you have small children?
Then I want to give you a little advance notice, if you didn’t already know, that Home Depot has an in-store event on the first Saturday of each month aimed at getting children involved with making fun projects.
This Saturday is, indeed, the first Saturday of December.
We’ve been taking Alex to these the last, what, four months, and he has had a blast.
You go in the store, they’ve got tables set up, all tools and glue and safety glasses and such that you’ll need. They’ve got Home Depot aprons with pockets that they give to the kids and write their name on to keep just for them, the kits include everything needed to build a project, and then you go build the project with your children.
When you’re done, you bring it back to the desk, and the nice folks give you a pin of the project you can attach to the apron if you’d like, showing how many you’ve done.
Alex is 6 and he just loves it.
They often still have kits of old projects you can buy if you’d like to get some perfect ready-to-build projects for Christmas that you can use to spend time with your kids in the privacy of your own workshop.
The project this Saturday is to build a little wooden wagon. I think it’s gonna be a hoot.
Again, there is no cost to you to do this, no matter how many children you may choose to bring. This is a wonderful opportunity to stop in and spend some time building something neat that you can take home and keep.
Alex loves to hammer, and sand with the sanding blocks, and apply the glue carefully… and then proudly add a new pin to his apron.
I’m not Home Depot’s pimp, I know we’ve got a Lowe’s in nearby Stillwater, and I have seen notices that they also sponsor family project days. The difference here is, we haven’t signed up for or gone to those, so I don’t have personal experience with ‘em or how they work. there may indeed be other companies that host something similar. I just don’t know.
If you happen to live near a Home Depot, and have small children, and are free this Saturday… well, why not paint your wagon?
And for bonus points, you can sing a song about trees while you’re at it!