As a parent I know I need to teach my children various life skills to equip them for their later lives. Of course I have to ensure that they are capable of them before letting them loose! The purchase of a flat pack guinea pig run on Saturday was a great opportunity for my daughter to hone her assembling and screw driving skills:
First of all following the instructions and putting things in the right place:
At this point she pointed out that I had omitted to screw the first panel on to the triangles and she set to screwing them together:
The reward for her labours? A mug of soup in the cold garden whilst watching the guinea pigs have their first experience of grass:
As for her little brother who is a little young for flat pack furniture he was getting in some valuable practice at washing up:
What essential life skills are you teaching your children for independent living when they grow up?