November 30, 2001 - Friday
For the last couple of weeks I've been building a shed outside where I've eventually put lawn equipment and store the patio furniture over the winter. And, naturally as it's something a little different, Harry has been intrigued by the shed and likes to play in it. Harry, however, is more taken by the process of building it and is constantly picking up the various tools around the garage (where much of the work is taking place) and pretending to work with them himself. He particularly likes the smaller hammer I have and, so, the shed, when it is finished, will have several hammer marks in the wood away from any nails holes. I try to direct him to scraps of wood rather than the good stuff, but sometimes I just think it's better if he's having fun. After all, it's only a shed.
Similarly, Harry has taken an active role "fixing" things around the house. There is a screwdriver and a pair of pliers that have been in the kitchen for a while and Harry has insisted on "using" these to do his work. Here, he's tending to an ongoing project of fixing the gate.