Tuesday, June 2, 2009

An Afternoon with the Mechanic

I had to get my van worked on, so I loaded all the kids and took off to see our friendly neighborhood mechanic, who we affectionately call "Mechanic Phil" (because we can never remember his last name). He works from home, so he charges half the price for labor.

At first, we set up a blanket on his lawn and had a mini-picnic. My plan was for the four big kids to do their math and reading, but their curiosity was killing them. After they finished their reading, they just couldn't stand to sit still any more. They were dying to know what Mr. Phil was doing to our van.

Mechanic Phil was very gracious about having an audience. (He has five sons.) They all thought it was "totally cool!" He was doing body work, so he used a lot of big manly tools. {Grunt}

Lydia didn't care too much for that huge air compressor though. When it kicked in, she almost kicked me! It was as taller than me, so I don't blame her.

Maya, being a firstborn, still wanted to get her math out of the way, so she wouldn't have to worry about it later. I love how firstborns think.


MotherOfBlessings said...

What is that math machine that Maya is using?

Ginger said...

Flashmaster (.com)

mommy4 said...

Thanks for the math info. I was thinking where I could get one of those thingies.

Jenna said...

Nice license plate. Now if I'm ever in the area I'll know how to find you. :)


Ginger said...

Ya like my photo shopping skills? lol

Graceful Threads said...

Umm...Maya, For Petes sake...its summer time in Texas!! You are not allowed to wear even a windbreaker, it makes all us whiners about how hot Texas is look bad. :-)

You have a beautiful family, hope the van is working well!

Ginger said...

Maya is always cold, it's so weird!! But Liberia is much hotter and stickier than it is here; maybe that's why. :?