Knowing this was coming, I planned a project for the big boys, Patch and Boo. Their job was to construct a tire swing for their little sisters. No assistance except for a model of one that a neighbor cabin has a few doors down. It's a small town so I gave Patch the verbiage to use at the tire store. "I'm building a tire swing for my little sisters. How much do you charge for a used tire?" The tire was free and came with instructions that if they ever needed any replacements, they would be free too, 'cause really could you resist a 16-year-old boy making a tire swing for his little sisters?! As is should be.
With those eyes, there's not much any of us deny her. Extra dessert. Cuddles. Tire swings.
Not that the project wasn't without it's fair share of sibling rivalry. It's pretty easy to see who is the alpha dog here.
And... this kid... the one that actually had to do most of the work...
For as much as he drives me crazy, and oh ya, at times he absolutely does, he still melts my heart.