Getting back into the homeschool routine was brutal!
Levi and Nick spent the summer working on the
job sites with Eric's crew(s).
They learned so much about metal framing
and drywall it truly boggled my mind.
Eric paired Levi with one of his guys.
As a homeschooling family, it's easy to teach the kids yourself. It's natural-it flows.
It is hard to turn your kids over for someone else
to instruct and teach.
It is hard not to tell that person how to instruct and teach your kids.
Eric learned to let go, let God, and to trust that he
had paired Levi, with the best person to
further his son's instruction.
There were days when he would come to me frustrated,
that J.L. was teaching Levi to snap a line,
or measure and cut in a way that he wouldn't have done it!
In the end-Levi learned how to do metal framing.
Sometimes J.L. would teach him the "right way"-which is sometimes the long way.
As the summer wore on, Levi figured out
which "short cuts" worked best for him,
improved production, and made his day easier!
Grandpa was also in on the action of teaching the
boys how to do commercial work!
Grandpa was the heavy!
Grandpa taught the boys some work ethic,
how to put some pep in the step,
overall-how to be efficient.
Some days it was drudgery.
Then, lunchtime would come around,
he would feed the boys
a solid lunch, was grandpa, not their boss,
for and hour, then back to work!
Nick and Levi learned in a hurry, that Grandpa
was marvelous fun, and hilarious,
but quickly figured out that he was also the boss!
Mom and Dad didn't bail them out when Gramps
was bossing them around!
The boys had been rolling onto the jobsites
about 15 minutes late everyday.
One day, Grandpa had enough!
He let them know that was going to stop,
they were late, and they had better be on the
jobsite at 8AM sharp.
They tried to tell him that mom didn't wake
them up in time- Grandpa was having none of that!
Told them "You have alarms, better use them tomorrow".
The next morning came...
WHAT A RUCKUS!
All I heard-
boys running through the house,
doors slamming, shoelaces and keys
clanking against the floors.
I resisted the urge to get out of bed.
Instead, I lie there and giggle.
In fact, I giggled all day as I thought about the "talk"
grandpa had with them the day before.
Those boys did set alarms,
but chose to hit the snooze until they had 20 minutes
to get to work.
It takes 15 minutes to get there from our house :)
Life long skill learned.