Sunday, March 17, 2013

#Slice of Life 2013 You Call Them Toys, We Call Them Tools

"Did you not have toys as a kid?," a neighbor asked my husband chidingly.   
My husband smiled and responded, "They're not toys, they're tools of the trade!"

Yet, my mind wandered to the many, many seasonally special toys that fill our garage, basement, and shed - even though our "kids," and most of their toys, have moved out of the nest.  Yes, he does have a lot of toys I reflected as I looked a the tractor, snow blower, and multiple shovels designs to make diverse snow conditions easier to remove. 

While others might see them as toys, my husband sees them as "tools"and prides himself on finding I and buying THE right tool get the job done.  We have scooping shovels, lifting shovels, pushing shovels and shovels without metal on the edge (to protect the tender surface of the stones on the sidewalk).  We have a snow blower and s tractor that plows and scoops.  And that is just the winter collection! 

The good news, for both of us, is that in the last few years, he really has become quite the cook!  You know what that means for our kitchen toy-tool collection!


Margaret Simon said...

The tools for the southern man is a riding lawn mower and weed eater. My husband dreams of having a riding mower. He is manly (or just cheap) and pushes his mower. In fact, the first mow of the year was yesterday.

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

Yup...we have these as well. The snow blower was his most recent acquisition - his pride and joy. I wonder what your kitchen will start looking like - the tools of the trade are smaller - but there are definitely more of them!