When I was four, I had a plastic tool belt with a red plastic hammer. I “helped” my dad built our swing set with that hammer.
As I grew up, my dad, the ultimate handyman, would tell me to come watch while he fixed this or that around the house.
On Sunday, I guess all that watching paid off. I spent four hours twisting and tinkering with parts under our bathroom sink — minus time for a few trips to Ace Hardware — and fixed a broken pipe all by myself.
Whoever thinks that type of work is a “man’s job” is wrong. It feels good to know that I can get my hands dirty and do the work just as well, especially since my husband had other things to do and I didn’t.
And besides, a plumber would have walked away from the job with just money. I walked away from the job with pride.
Wendy K. Kleinman
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