So today my husband and I are FINALLY getting around to getting the radiant floor layed down in our master bath. We have been living without a floor and toilet in there for months and frankly, it's getting really old. Not to mention that winter is just around the corner and I don't want to be cutting tile in the snow.
In order to get the radiant floor power cord to the power source, we had to drill a hole in the floor right beside the jacuzzi tub and then another hole underneath and inside the "guts" of the tub. Now our dilemma was this.....how to we fish the cord through one hole, down into the subfloor and up out of the other hole?
Simple! We make our five year old granddaughter Kaydance do it!!
Papa John: Kaydance we need your help in here.
Kaydance: What do you need?
Jaye: Well, we need for you to stick your hand down into this hole to get the cord and pull it through the holes for us.
You could hear the crickets chirp from the stunned silence......And the look on her face was priceless.
Kaydance: You're kidding right?
Jaye: No, Kaydance - you need to do this for us.
Kaydance: But I don't want to do that Papa John.
Papa John: Too bad, you have to.
Kaydance: I'm scared to put my hand down there.
Papa John: Kaydance, there is nothing down there that is going to hurt you. Please just do it.
Kaydance reluctantly gets down on her hands and knees and sticks her head in the tub frame.
|Apologizing now for the blurry pictures!|
Papa John: Kaydance, you really need to get your head all the way in there.
Kaydance: But, I keep bumping my head.
Jaye: You'll be fine.
Kaydance: But the wood is hurting my arm.
Jaye: I'll put a towel down for you.
Papa John: Okay, Kaydance try again.
Kaydance gingerly sticks her hand in the hole.
Kaydance: I can't reach it Papa John.
Papa John: Well, stick your entire arm in there.
Again....silence from the five year old.
Jaye: Come on, girly - you've almost got it.
Kaydance: I've got it!!!!!!
Jaye: Yay, Kaydance - good job!
Papa John: Thank you Kaydance - you were awesome!
Now is that face of a happy future DIY'er, or not???
I'll remind her of her help this winter when she steps out of that bathtub onto a nice warm tiled floor!
I can't WAIT to get her started on the wetsaw!!!
Anyone else commandeer a five year old to help on a project? Are there child labor laws regarding kindergarden DIY'ing?