This is how today started:
You see, a vital component to a third grade education is building a structure large enough to crawl inside, as a nine-year-old is in he process of building his or her own sense of self separate from parents, friends, and family. We had been telling E that he would build his once we got to Virginia. But now in Virginia, we are under a super-tight budget in order to afford gymnastics. Uniforms, meets, hotels, fees, training, oh my! And then e's gymnastics. So no money for wood.
Until our neighbor offered us this huge pile of boards! Answer to prayer. Now to haul it over to a safe spot until E decides on the blueprint to follow. We are so excited!