When we were building our deck we needed a wheelbarrow so Ben and I went shopping for one, one day early this summer. We decided we wanted a two-wheeled on - for better balance. Spilling stuff out of a one-wheeled wheelbarrow is no fun - and the two-wheeler is easier to use - and when we saw the one with the lady-bug spots we both fell in love with it.
It wasn't put together so we brought home the big package and I proceeded to put it together - Ben tended to swing set business. One of the handle pieces was badly bent on the end and wouldn't fit together - called the local hardware store and they said to bring it back and they would trade me for one that was put together - but not charge the assembly fee - hurray for Hardware Sales - the greatest hardware store of all time.
Don hauls the recycling down to the bins and asked Ben if he wanted a ride. What six year old boy doesn't want a ride in a wheelbarrow?
Off they went - and Ben said to me as they went down the road - "This means Peace, Grammy".
It's been a fun summer!