My kids rarely ask me about my work at the dinner table, and I’m kind of glad for that. Between my flooring business and their early bedtimes, dinner is often the only time I see them during the week.
I also just don’t want to talk about work after doing it all day. My wife can tell just from my mood how my day went, and seriously, how much can we talk about flooring?
That’s why it shocked me when my 7-year-old son asked me one night “how do you sand and refinish hardwood floors, Dad?”
Without even thinking about it, I started launching into the process we have as part of our sales pitch to prospects we consult, and my wife burst out laughing at how robotic I was being.
My son was enamored though and wanted to learn how to do it, which I found very curious. I sat down with him over the weekend to show him the very basics, and I got the truth out of him.
He’d overheard Grandpa talking about selling his house because he was getting tired of taking care of it, and my kids love visiting that home. So, I got talked into refinishing the floors the next time we visit so they don’t move.