Tuesday, February 20, 2007
On Sunday evening, I was given the task of constructing Isaiah's crib in Lydia's room. This was actually no problem at all. We did this instead of adjusting the height of Lydia's crib, and I am still convinced that it was easier and took less time than adjusting the height of Lydia's crib. Anyway, as I was working on this, Isaiah wanted to help. I thought it would be a good chance for bonding. And it was. We had a great time, and it probably took twice as long with Isaiah's "help" than if I would have done it without him.
This brings me to introduce a new feature at the Brother Lee...Question of the Week. Each week, I will inquire upon a topic, and you will respond. This week's question...
What is your favorite memory with your father?
The reason the first paragraph leads to this question is as follows. There is currently a commercial for some product/store (I don't know what) where this dad is working under the sink. A seven-ish year old kid walks in and asks if he can help. The dad says, sorry this is a one-person job. The kid starts walking away dejected, and the dad says, actually, could you hold the flashlight for me? Every time this commercial is on, it makes me very emotional because this is exactly what happened with my dad and me (except the initial rejection part) when I was growing up.
There were many days when dad was working on a project and my mom said I should go ask him if he needed help. So I would go and dad would have to figure out some way for me to help that would keep me from being in harm's way. And like Isaiah's help with the crib, some projects probably took longer with my help, especially when I was younger. But these are some of the best memories I have with my dad.