Amazing Rare Footage!

01 May

At first, I wasn’t sure what I was seeing.

I blinked.  I rubbed my eyes.  I squinted.

I scratched my head.  I looked quizzically at my husband.

He nodded, confirming what I was seeing was true.

I dashed for the camera.

And caught this incredible scene on film.

Hubby and 2nd Oldest Teenager

3rd Oldest Teenager

4th Oldest Teenager

Can you believe it?

My teenagers are actually WORKING!



Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Everyday Living, Family, Parenting


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19 responses to “Amazing Rare Footage!

  1. territerri

    May 2, 2012 at 12:22 am

    I don’t know how your hubby did it, but he should be in the Guiness Book of World records or something! The kids even look like they’re rather interested in what they are doing! How can that be? Where are the pouty faces and the lazy, slouchy stances? Where are the rolling eyes?

  2. shadowrun300

    May 2, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Funny you should mention the rolling eyes. While I was taking pictures of my daughter, I got a major eye roll from her, (and caught it on tape), but only because she didn’t want me taking her picture. The kids were all excited about helping. Who knew? They’ve never been interested in anything else we’ve worked on, but this they love! Whatever the reason, we are taking full advantage while it lasts! 🙂

  3. Jules

    May 2, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Whoa!!! and they were getting along? not complaining? !!!!!!!! =) That is a proud moment!

    • shadowrun300

      May 2, 2012 at 1:46 am

      Yes they got along, and no they did not complain. They VOLUNTEERED! I needed to pick my jaw up off the floor before they could work. 🙂

  4. towardshealthylife

    May 2, 2012 at 2:11 am

    It must be a really fun job! You are probably thinking about doing the whole house now that you have all these volonteer lol I just love the color of the wood! it’s going to look beautiful! kids often surprise us right? 🙂

    • shadowrun300

      May 3, 2012 at 1:51 am

      It’s funny what they think is fun! It’s a slow process, because we only do a little at a time, but it’s looking really nice! Sometimes it’s hard to judge by a little sample, but I think we made the right choice!

      • towardshealthylife

        May 3, 2012 at 3:13 am

        You are right a little square is never enough to know if it fits or not!

  5. agg79

    May 2, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Wow. Color me impressed. Makes me wonder what you had on them? Perhaps they wanted to help restore order to the hacienda. Or may be they wanted to have their den back. Or maybe they wanted to watch TV again. Nice. Enjoy it while it lasts.

    • shadowrun300

      May 3, 2012 at 1:53 am

      Well…. we had NOTHING on them. They were practically begging to help. They don’t even use this space. Their “den” is downstairs…. so I don’t know. I’m still scratching my head. I’ll let you know when/if the real reason comes out…..

  6. Abby

    May 2, 2012 at 2:27 am

    How did he DO that?? Really! Can he do a workshop or a webinar or something??

    • shadowrun300

      May 3, 2012 at 1:57 am

      As much as my hubby would like to take credit, the kids all came to him and asked if they could help. He was very patient with them, though, and explained how to lay it, and pick the right wood choices and lengths, etc. He’s really good about “allowing” them to help, where I have a harder time ‘trusting’ them. So I sat back and watched them have fun. 🙂

  7. Rock Chef

    May 2, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I can see that becoming a family activity – it is just like a variation on Lego, really, isn’t it?

    But I hear that it is doing the edges that sorts the men from the boys… 🙂

    • shadowrun300

      May 3, 2012 at 1:59 am

      I think you hit the nail on the head with the Lego reference. Come to think of it, they LOVED legos as young kids. We had tons of them. Hubby does all the cutting and end pieces, but he’s more than willing to show them how to do that part too. I’m a little worried about sawed off limbs, so I haven’t allowed that to go unsupervised yet.

  8. Janet

    May 2, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Reminds me of the renovation we did at Ronny’s place in December. Looks good, I hope your kids have fun as well. 😉

    • shadowrun300

      May 3, 2012 at 2:00 am

      Thanks! Renovations are fun, but DUSTY! I can’t wait to have it all done and then be able to sit on a dust free couch. 🙂

  9. The Thin Lady Inside

    May 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    wow! You must feel really proud! 😉 … they were doing it… voluntarily? LOL! Very cool! 🙂 … Oh! There is something I’d like to share with you and with Healthy Life … but It would have to be via e-mail… is it possible you’d share your e-mail address? If not… I understand! 🙂

    • shadowrun300

      May 3, 2012 at 2:01 am

      I definitely am proud, but more than that I’m happy to see them doing something other than video games and computers.
      I’d love to hear from you via email: 🙂

  10. meleahrebeccah (@meleahrebeccah)

    May 3, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Oh my word, it’s a miracle.

    • shadowrun300

      May 4, 2012 at 1:39 am

      Proof that there is such a thing as miracles. 🙂


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