springtime visits to home depot

The smell of freshly cut wood always gets me in the mood for spring cleaning and fixing! Although most people's idea of a fun outing likely wouldn’t include a trip to a massive hardware store, a parent with a little one can have at least an hour out at Home Depot. With shelves packed fifteen feet high, you’re sure to find whatever fix-it’s you’ll need before summer comes knocking.

Take time to let baby take a seat on a riding lawnmower or check out the garden centre plants. Baby J really got a kick out of seeing the long line of "potties" for sale. When you remember that everything in the world is new to your child, it can make even the mundane an adventure.

Every time that I’ve visited during the midday l seem to meet the most friendly and helpful staff who are more than willing to help me out take my purchases back to my car, too. If you’re running short on time around lunch time, don’t forget the Subway near the front doors.

For the older children in your life, Home Depot often offers free Know-How Workshops for kids ages 5 to 12. Children accompanied by an adult can construct projects from pre-fabricated kits. Kids will learn do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and a sense of accomplishment.

Contact the store nearest you for more info and to sign up. Sometimes the workshops fill up, so call in advance to avoid disappointment.



2 comments


Jenn said...

Hi, I just found your blog :) Looove it! I am from just outside of the city and I have 2 boys (7 and 4).

I had no idea Home Depot had these little workshops. Thanks for that.

Laura Monchuk said...

Thanks, Jenn! So glad you found us!

FYI, it looks like the next project is Saturday, May 8. Projects generally take about 20 minutes, and you can bring the kids in any time between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. And, it's free!

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