03 December 2009

Contenders Meeting

Cutting and stripping insulated wire

So, our second ever Contenders meeting went well! Today's topic was hand tools. We set up stations, and the boys (today we had 10, I think) rotated through each one.

1. Living room: pull nails out of a 2X4 with the claw end of the hammer, and then pound them back into the hole.

2. Sun room: cut a length of insulated wire and strip it, using pliers and wire strippers.

3. Dining room: match sockets with the right socket wrench, match wrenches with the right bolt.

4. Kitchen floor: use screwdrivers to take the bottom off of my vacuum and then (please) put it back on.

Then eat cookies while you listen to the virtue of the meetimg: Proverbs 25:28, Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.

The boys stayed busy, no pounded thumbs, and they rotated stations well. All in all, I thought it was a success because the siblings were happy under Claire's 'daycare' and the moms got in some decent converstation.

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