This morning, the kids and I joined a pile of other families hammering away at small wooden objects at Lowe’s (the din was deafening), and we emerged half an hour later with two wooden monster trucks. Those will be great fun out in the yard this summer and are, as of my writing, already covered in dirt. Both kids were excited to have made their own vehicles with only minimal help from me. On the way out of the store, we took a moment to shimmy to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” in a convenient aisle before heading home. Nice start to our spring break.