Sunday, August 24, 2008
"We Gotta Job To Do!"
One of Evan's favorite shows was Handy Manny. Manny is the Handy Man in the town of Sheetrock Hills. He has talking tools that assist him on each project. Evan loved everything about tools. He had a Little Tykes toolbench that Santa brought him for Christmas. It had a hammer, a screwdriver, and a wrench for him to play Tool Guy with.
When he didn't have pretend tools, real ones would do! Evan was always happy to help out on any project going on around the house. He would tuck a pencil behind his ear (just like Handy Manny), and say, "We gotta job to do!" When the project was done, he would say, "We did a good job." Then, he nodded his head appreciatively.
The weekend before Evan went to the hospital, I got him his very own toolbox. We thought he had a bad cold, and I thought a little pre-Christmas gift would cheer him up. I was only going to give him the little drill, and save the rest of the toolbox for Christmas. He had been playing with his Daddy's drill a lot that day, helping on another project. He found the drill, and immediately starting to pretend to work on a project. "Do you wanna work on a project, Mommy?" he asked. Evan also found the toolbox. He pulled each tool out, and named them. All the same names as the tools in Handy Manny's toolbox. "Here's Turner and Squeeze and Pat...."
Evan had so much fun playing, he wanted to take his drill to bed with him. Night night, little Tool Guy.