My dad knows how to do a lot of things. My kids think Papa can do anything, and they’re close to right. My favorite was about a year ago when I was sewing a pair of pajamas for Clara, and the top was way too big for her. “Maybe Papa can fix it for me,” she said. While sewing is one of the few things Dad can’t really do (spelling is another), drilling and sawing and wood-gluing are very much on his can-do list. Today we took a bunch of wood and metal and string pieces-parts and together had a really great time making them into super cute (if decidedly imperfect) gifts for my nephews.