A few moments ago, I looked out my home's back yard window and see our new neighbour cleaning his shed. They moved in last month and being really nice weather, he's doing some backyard cleanup. I watched for a bit and decided it was a good opportunity to walk over and say "hi". Never met the guy before and he looks friendly - from a distance.
I walk to our dividing fence and start chatting with him. While chatting, I see he's got different piles of "stuff". Some stuff for the local dump, soon good stuff that needs to be re-packed (back in the shed) and a different pile of stuff. In this pile, there's a manual push scooter. It's got 2 x 6" wheels on it. Currently, its got 2 flat tires, a bent brake caliper and a few minor scratches on it. But overall, it looks fix-able. Looks like a great "father / son" partner mini-project to me. I ask if he needs that scooter in the pile and he says, "nope - glad you ask. It's going to the dump on my next run". So, he pulled it from the pile for me. Yes, it does need some TLC (like 2 new tire tubes) but other then that, it is fixable. Great little "mechanical project" to show my 12 year old son.
If my kids or wife don't want to drive this scooter (re: sizing comfort thing), we'll still fix it up and give it to our neighbor kids. Or, place at the end of our road with a FREE sign on it. Thus, some kid in my area will eventually enjoy it. For now, hoping to add this scooter to our other scooter collections. My daughter was looking for a scooter that looks something like her dad's scooter re: 22.214.171.124/ubb/Forum24/HTML/000233.html
What mini projects or "fun time" events do you do with your kids, or grand kids?
If possible, I encourage everyone to go "scooting" with their kids or grand kids. For the heck of it, my 72 year old dad did some scooting in his basement floor last month. My kids (his grand kids) loved going scooting in his unfinished smooth cement basement floor. And, it's great physical exercise and family fun as well.