Child labor...the kind that doesnt hurt~


This is Jesse. He is my son. My first born at that. I saw Miss Rhoda making her walls beautiful and she showed us how! Thanks Miss Rhoda! Now you have had my little head a spinnin'....

See this little plastic box Jesse is working with? Its called a miter saw. The best lil piece of plastic you can get your hands on if you dont have the fancy saws...{which we dont}. So Jesse and I have been busy cutting...and sawing..and messing up..and buying extra,hehe. Its not that hard really. I will show yall more as soon as I can force my childhood labor on him...Till then if you want to see some pretty walls done right, Go here~

42 comments:

  1. Welcome Back!!

    It's good for kids to help out. It makes them feel like they are contributing too. And . . . what a handsome helper you have too ;)

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  2. LOL! Indy would be all over that. I can't wait to see your finished walls!

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  3. Good Morning Miz Susie,
    You're teaching Jesse skills that will last a lifetime and he'll have a sense of pride from his accomplishment. Besides what man of any age doesn't love playing around with tools even if it's not the fancy power type? *smiles* Now if only I could manage to get my man-child or hubs to help me with our dining room chair rail *sigh* Only been 3 years I've been awaiting...

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  4. Love to see boys working. It helps them to feel good about themselves. Hey, little tip, so he doesn't get frustrated with the mitre saw slipping all over the place. My son, attached it to a slightly larger flat peice of plywood, just big enough to kneel on when sawing. it catches the saw dust too. what a difference!
    Love your blog. Oh gosh we should do a post together on great summer jobs for sons! Can you imagine what our readers would think!?!
    Lisa

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  5. You gotta love child labor...cheap too! Can't wait to see the finished project!

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  6. I see a future contractor in the making. Can't wait to see how this project turns out.
    Enjoy your Thursday.

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  7. Can I use Jesse and your little piece of wonder plastic. Of course after you finish. Oh and I will feed him HAHA. LOVE YA JESSE !!!

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  8. WOOHOO....I can't wait to see what you are doing on your walls!!! Looks like you have a GREAT helper!

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  9. I agree, a great skill to teach our children. My son can't help me just yet, since he is almost 7 months old. Hahah, but hubby and I plan on teaching him these skills so he can be independent as well as our daughter. She is 3 and helps with laundry, loading and unloading the dishwasher. She likes to help me with my chores. :) Can't wait to your project!
    p.s. Glad you are back too!! :)

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  10. His future wife is going to love him!
    Can't wait to see it finished.

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  11. Looks like you have the perfect kind of helper...looking forward to seeing your finished project!

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  12. I am so excited to see how it looks finished! When I saw it on Southern Hospitality I put it on my list of things to try, but was afraid I might be biting off more than I could chew. I can't wait to see yours!

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  13. That's awesome. Jesse is learning lifeskills! When he finishes up your house, send him to GA to work on mine this summer.. We'll pay him!!

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  14. Susie, I just noticed after I commented that you have the create a link feature on your post. I asked my readers the other day if any of them knew how this worked but so far we haven't figured out the trick...wondered if you could please explain it to my technology challenged self. Thanks, Coco

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  15. can't wait to see what you're doing! so glad you are back - life's too short to let the "ugly" bring us down!
    my son loves to help with projects - way more than the girls do:)

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  16. Oooh, I need a boy to borrow. DH has been traveling so much, I may never get my dryer vent run to the new hole to outside:) I am also hoping to get my mirrors framed.

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  17. That's wonderful that you son is doing that. A miter box and saw can be difficult to use...or at least getting the angles right:)but all of us who do a lot of painting know that caulk is our Best Friend;)

    Good for you...its the finishing work that makes things beautiful!!!
    Can't wait to see.

    Oh and you can tell Jesse (or not:) )that all girls like men who know how to use tools:)

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  18. He doesn't look like he's under duress.....he's lookin' like he might be enjoying it.....cool! Can't wait to see what ya'll have been up to!

    Suzanne
    come on over and join in the giveaway, girl.....

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  19. Child Labor, LOL! I can't wait to see the results, I know it will be awesome!

    {{Big Hugs}}

    Cathy

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  20. super fun!!!! i have miter saw love...it's a power tool. grunt grunt!

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  21. I'm SO glad you are trying this! Perfect thing for you & Jesse to work on together. I messed up a couple of cuts too, but you'll get the hang of it. It's going to make such a difference in your dining room. Thanks for the shout-out!

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  22. I can't wait for my "oldest" to be able to do some things around the house!!
    ha.
    {i'm your newest follower}
    xoxo

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  23. RYC: I would love for you to come to GA for a visit. I need inspiration and motivation to finish my home design. But You might be able to bring Jesse with you if you tell him I have four beautiful daughters! (Actually 5, but the oldest is married) lol
    I love your site and I"m glad I found your blog. I am absolutely going to do Monograms on the girls' (youngest two) wall when I redo their room. I love their room, but they've out grown it. *sigh*
    I think Madison's room is precious and perfect for a young lady. I hope to do something like that for the girls. Maybe this summer.

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  24. Ooh, can't wait to see what you're up to! :-)

    Send Jesse over here to help me when you're done, wouldja?

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  25. Oh, I can't wait to see what ya'll are going to do!

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  26. I Can't wait to see what you and Jesse come up with! LOVE ME SOME MOULDING!!

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  27. Can't wait to see what you're up to! I've got a little $$$ left on a Home Depot gift card...maybe I should pick up that little box miter? Hmmmmmmm.

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  28. Can't wait til my boys get older. HaHa! I got a miter saw for Christmas but just have not had the time to use it. I've done a couple of frames but need to put is to better use. I need to try doing a chair rail. You've inspired me today and you haven't even shown us your project. Can't wait.

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  29. As soon as I get the gumption to redo my bathroom, Rhoda's mirror project will be going on at my house!

    I can't wait to see what you've got planned!

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  30. Can't wait to see what you transform! We have the same yellow little box and saw! *smiles* Children make the best of helpers as well. When you have willing ones to do so.

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  31. I am dying to learn from you! Please do share :)

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  32. How sweet! I'm sure he likes working on this project with his Mama too. Thanks for stopping by my little starter-kit blog, and leaving a nice comment. :)

    Katherine

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  33. Hey, I'm all for cheap, child labor and if my two weren't living away from home, we'd be busy doing the exact same thing. I saw Rhoda's post and plan on starting with my molding soon! She did a great job didn't she!

    I can't wait to see how beautiful yours turns out! I'll be gorgeous!

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  34. I love that little miter box! They will remember that for a very long time I am sure.

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  35. I can't wait to see the finished product. It is great your son is willing to help. I bet his future wife will love that you taught him that! Have a great day!

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  36. I am all for child labor! Why else did parents invent chores? Love it!
    Carrie

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  37. I was amazed at what she did over there at SH - so I am very excited to see what you, I, um, er mean, your son, will do for your room!

    Sigh - and here I am just excited for the day when Graham and Greg will make their own beds! I'll add that to the list - teach boys to be super with tools. Their wives will love me for it!

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  38. Glad you are back! I can't wait to see what you do with all this mitering! I have one of those plastic things but have never used it.

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  39. I need some child labor!! :)

    Okay, so I sent you this reeeeeallly sweet email back in response to your comment yesterday. lol. BUT I realized that you don't ever get them, along with half of the blogging community b/c of the way you have your settings...set. I'm off to post about that, so you can start getting all of my wonderfully amazing replies. :)

    And thanks, love you too!

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  40. I always hear my Hubs talking about a miter saw and never knew what it was....until now! :)
    I just found your blog and enjoy it so much. Thank you for visiting mine as well!
    Many Blessings,
    Jes :)

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  41. Call me at work,but before 11am.I need to tell ya somethin, but forgot what , hope it comes back to me before ya call HEHE!! Gotta hit a job fair at the nursing school. Always need nurses. Have a great day. Quote to think about...

    YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE-
    BUT IF YOU WORK IT RIGHT, ONCE IS ENOUGH - Joe E. Lewis

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  42. You have no idea how impatient I am for this post. Can't wait to see!

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