|My awesome daughter.|
Photo Credit: David Venezia
Ever since Kat could walk, we've been getting our hands dirty. We build, we dig, we collect, and we examine. We try to see problems as challenges and questions tend to invite ideas and quests to find answers. Of course, we all have our strengths and weaknesses, but we're always seeking to build our skills and improve our outlooks. I've wanted Kat to grow up feeling empowered, capable, and confident. So far, she has had little trouble powering through and looking for the next fun thing.
Which is why I was so surprised when we began our last learning adventure. We were having some issues with our car, and we needed to get some routine maintenance done. I figured that we could save a little bit of money by doing some of the work ourselves. We would start with checking our power steering fluid and changing our air filter. As I was watching a video tutorial on YouTube, Kat turned to me and with all seriousness, said, "Mom, what are you doing? Girls don't work on cars!".