Monday, March 9, 2009

Connecting radiant heat

Dad Kiker spent the day putting the finishing touches on operation of the radiant heat system. Winter may be over in Florida, but it will be ready for next year.

We have trained the boys to observe the adults at work. If someone is tackling a task that requires concentration, or is not going well, the child needs to watch quietly and to hold questions for later. This is excruciating for the child who is curious and verbal, but today, it worked ... in a manner of speaking. When child approached Granddad, child said, "Do you mind if I watch you? If it gets frustrating, you can ask me to leave." After a few minutes of observation, child asked, "Are you irritated that it's not working? Are you just about to say, 'GOSH DARN IT!'?"