(Attn: PETA, the house is for a cardboard groundhog not a real one so please don't freak out on me)
It's not that I don't adore doing crafty things with him because I totally do. It's the fact that the houses are going to be judged for first, second, and third place. While this probably wouldn't be a problem for a normal person...I'm kind of psychotic when it comes to competition. Especially when it involves my kids. It's not that I really care if they win, it's that I don't want them to feel bad if they don't. And yes, I know, losing builds character, blah...blah..blah. But I'm good with them not getting any extra character until they are about ten.
The hardest part of all is the fine line between helping them with the project and "doing" the project. You always have the parent who constructs a project with motorized parts and looks like it took an engineering degree, which is beyond annoying when I've spent a day trying to figure out how to make a couple of cotton balls look like a couch.
My son hasn't decided if he wants a game room, a workout room, or a library (you can guess which one I'm pulling for), but whatever he decides we'll do our best and have fun!
Did you have a project in school that your parents "helped" you with a little too much?