I made a deal. (Right there, you know it was a mistake. ;))
If my son applies his math skills to the task of building a dog house during the winter, then in the Spring I would get the dog to go inside it. We have a heated garage so he could work all winter and his dad used to be a carpenter so I knew he could teach him. I didn’t realize that they would both get so excited that it would be almost done within two weeks– it’s not even winter yet!!
(I have to wonder how much my husband is “teaching” him: the “why’s” of what he is doing instead of just the “how’s” of how to do it?!)