Originally Posted by txbass06
That's about how it was when I was 16. And the when it broke down, I had to learn to fix it or I'd be without. Gonna be the same way with my kid when the time comes
I'm on the same track. Unfortunately my oldest grew up with his mom and has no mechanical skills whatsoever, and drives a Smart. Oh, the shame.....
My youngest has finally started showing some interest in fixing stuff, he wants to get his hands on the welder again, he lives with his mom(ex #2) but I do get him every couple of weekends, so I get chances to do hands on stuff with him. He's grown in his masculinity over the summer(I get them, his twin sister too, for summer break) He's always been a small kid, but he can hop on the riding mower now, fire it up and take care of some of the grass, he's learned the different types of screwdrivers, and various other tools. I'm actually embarassed, because when I was his age I was familiar with every tool and piece of equipment my dad had, and could use it all.
You know you drive a ZJ when you toss the keys to your 12 year old and tell him to take it around the pasture, and worry more about damage to it, than your son.
He actually did pretty well, a couple more lessons and he could probably bring me home from the bar.......