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Old 03-14-2013, 03:04 PM
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Working with son

The past couple of evenings I've been helping one of my twins (17) put new ball joints and cv joints/axles in the front end of his truck. Although the work isn't the most fun I've ever had, I sure have enjoyed the one on one time with him. I'm already dreading the day that they leave the nest and venture off into the world.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:21 PM
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Glad you can still do that. My 17 yo thinks I'm too stricked and doesn't like me much.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:26 PM
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Good for you... Working on projects with my daughters has also been one of my favorite things to do.. here is a picture of my daughter "helping" with repairs to one of my old bikes.. it slowed the job down but it was great sharing that time with her. (please excuse the condition of the shop)
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:30 PM
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Glad you can still do that. My 17 yo thinks in too stricked and doesn't like me much.
That will change in a few short years and he'll thank you for it like mine did. I just got back from a Colorado ski trip with my son. It's the 6th year in a row we've done it and he told me he looks forward to it more each year. He's 30 now. It goes by too fast.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:55 PM
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Glad you can still do that. My 17 yo thinks I'm too stricked and doesn't like me much.
It gets better with age. My dad and I used to be terrible together as he was perfectionistic in his ways. Now that I am older and am turning into the same person; it makes getting along and working on stuff together much easier. Turns out at some point we realize you may have been right all along; not that he/I would ever admit that....
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:58 PM
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Glad you can still do that. My 17 yo thinks I'm too stricked and doesn't like me much.
Sorry to hear that, I'm sure it will get better, at least everyone says it does.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:00 PM
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Enjoy that time together. My oldest daughter (19 yoa) and I have been doing an annual father -daughter hunting trip since she was 13. We have had some of the best times together. When she went off to college she insisted that we continue our annual hunting trips. I've also started that tradition with our youngest daughter as well. Now with the boat in the summer and hunting in the fall it doesn't get much better than that. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:01 PM
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Good for you... Working on projects with my daughters has also been one of my favorite things to do.. here is a picture of my daughter "helping" with repairs to one of my old bikes.. it slowed the job down but it was great sharing that time with her. (please excuse the condition of the shop)
That's awesome!

It goes by SO fast, from babies to young men, it seems like days instead of years.
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Glad to hear y'all are still spending time with your kids! Especially the way things are these days. I wish I would have had more projects with my dad, I know there is still time to have projects but we don't really have common interests. The few projects I have had with my dad or step dad are memories I'll have forever. Someday maybe I can make memories like that with my future children


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Old 03-14-2013, 04:27 PM
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great short story! My son is almost 5 and i hope he turns out just like yours!
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