Having spent the week away from home, I returned with an itch to build something. When the boys started making treehouses out of Duplo blocks, inspiration struck. I grabbed the saw from the garage and walked out the woods where I found a suitable dead branch. Back in the garage, I quickly screwed a scrap of cedar to the bottom of the branch and then picked up the glue gun and the craft sticks on the way back into the house. The boys placed a fair amount of the sticks after I had applied glue, and they cut out all of the leaves. It was a fun afternoon project for all! A few weeks back, Gavin asked me to build a treehouse, and though I think this technically fulfills my obligation, I’ll still help them build a human-scale treehouse some day.