Uncle Daren built my sons most of a fort during a couple different visits to our house. It took him a while but my threats to turn it in to a hunting blind motivated him to anchor it in our back yard. I had to finish the roof so there is no question where the weakest point of the structure is. We still hope to put siding and shingles on, but to protect the exterior in the mean time I thought we should stain the entire fort. It would be a great chance to teach the boys to be a painting crew.
Questionable judgment for sure.
I set the boys up with their materials (paint bucket, brushes, step ladder). They started well but soon seemed to be getting more paint on themselves than the fort. I admit to becoming a bit ticked as I saw them get messier and messier. Pretty hypocritical of me since I am a messy painter myself. I was really ready to read AJ (the oldest) the riot act about the mess he was making (wrecked a brush and all the clothes he was wearing) when he said something that took me back. He said, "Dad, look...we painted the doorposts just like the Israelites did." I asked him what that was supposed to mean. He said, "It's a picture of Jesus' blood covering our sins".Hard to yell at AJ after that explanation.