When Alistair heard that Colin was going to hand drywall today, Alistair wanted to help. We're not sure he knew what drywall was, but he was more enthusiastic than Colin was to hang the drywall. We were on the phone with Grandad when Colin needed help with the first sheet. (Lucky Grandad was able to hear the whole thing.) Alyssa screwed in the first couple of screws, and then Alistair wanted to help. He put the screws on the magnetic tip of the screwdriver and wanted to help Colin drive them in.
Later in the afternoon, Alyssa sneaked up to help Colin with the sheet at the top of the stairs. (We have been looking at that exposed lathe for literally several years. After we tore down the ceilling, we realized we had a leak in the roof, so there was no point putting up new drywall that was going to get wet. It is good to see it finally covered up.) After Colin drove in the first coupld of screws, we here this little "I want to help," as Alistair climbed the stairs. He passed Colin screws.
While Colin was working hard hanging drywall, Alyssa and Alistair were decorating Valentine's Day cookies (see our other blog). As it was getting dark, Alyssa and Alistair went upstair to let Colin know there was extra frosting that would be a yummy dip for pretzel rods. Alistair wanted to help again. As we tried to get him back downstairs, he replied, "I'm busy now. I'm cleaning up this big mess you made."