Thursday, August 27, 2009

Paint Crew

Yesterday was the big day. The paint was ready and so was my crew. There are three little boys who hang together and they all wanted to help with the picnic table repair job. That was such a small little job. Needed only one little hand to fix. So I had to come up with more......... The inside of the fence around the dumpster is not at all lovely and kind of pieced together. So I gathered some old stained up tees, along with three brushes and the paint and sent my paint crew in.

They finished off the first bucket of paint that didn't have much left, then took a Gatorade break. I gave them a whole new gallon and they were back at it again.

Have you ever seen a more handsome trio of young men? They were having a great time..... all three dipping out of one bucket of paint. I showed them that they could pour some of the full can into the empty can and create two containers to work from. I have now been dubbed one smart lady.

As you can see this wasn't an easy area to paint, but they painted all of it before they quit for the evening. After they washed up I told them each to go choose a free ice cream treat. There were whoops of gratitude and all is well in the world of boys.
I didn't get a shot of the completed paint job....it was getting dark and I do have to check in rigs. I can assure you that they covered it all with paint. I was asked if they could have a lemonade stand. All three boys have sisters and I think the girls were feeling a little left out of the action. I suggested they wait until the holiday weekend when I have the church group with about 100 tenters here. Eyes lit up as they were busy painting and calculating the profits from such a crowd.
Should be an interesting holiday weekend. I will try to keep my camera at the ready.



11 comments:

The Good Cook said...

YOU, my dear, are a sweetheart.

As the mama to 3 boys, mostly grown, I have to say those photos warmed my heart. Tell me there isn't anything cuter than little boys doing big boy work.

And a lemonade stand? Perfect. Please share pics of that after the holiday.

ellen abbott said...

Nothing like little boys and paint.

Jilly said...

So cute!

Brian Miller said...

ha. such fun. i imagine your weekend will be a busy one, they better make lots of lemonade. have a great weekend!

Nancy said...

How utterly adorable! Life is so simple when you're a kid. And you are one nice lady!

a corgi said...

the idea of the lemonade stand sounds like a good one!

looks like the boys were really hard at work!

betty

Mrs.C said...

That is so sweet of you! The boys look like they enjoyed it.

Living on the Spit said...

A little Tom Sawyer at the Camp Ground!!! How sweet. I can not wait to see the lemonade stand!!!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

very sweet! how nice of them to paint the fencing for you. the lemonade stand will be great fun.

Pat said...

I thought the same thing that "Living on the Spit" said - a little Tom Sawyer happening here! Kids enjoy being given "adult" jobs. You trusted them with the paint and they respected you for that. The lemonade stand sounds like a great idea. I agree - share the pics when you get them.

Hit 40 said...

Great helpers!! Perfect job for them to do.