But you know how construction always takes longer than you think? Same thing goes for building a tree house.
Of course, my goal isn’t to hurry up and finish, it is to include my sons in the project and to teach them how to hit a nail and use a drill and a saw. (And not bang your thumb or cut yourself.) As it is with God in our lives, it isn’t so much about the product at the end of the day, but the process that we go through.
Or at least that’s the idea. In practice, it doesn’t work out so well. With the day came yelling (on my part) and crying (on ~K~’s part, although he tries to hide it). And although I wanted to include the boys as much as possible, there are just some things that they can’t do. So they would stand around waiting for me to get to a part where I could include them.
So although things didn’t go perfectly (they never do), they went well and the “thank yous” that I got from both of them did enough to make me glad that we’re going through the process. It’s worth it!