“Let’s go build!” the boys yelled at the same time. “See you later, Mom!”

They ran and jumped in the truck.

Cheese leaned over to Mack. “Hhhhhhow’s my breath now, Mack?!”

“Much better!” he replied.

Dad pulled into the home improvement store’s parking lot. “It’s been a while since we’ve had a chance to build. Huh, guys?” Dad asked.

Mack answered, “Yessir! DAYVID placed a damper on a lot of things. I’m surprised they’re still holding the workshop.”

The boys moved through the store like they knew where Aisle 18 was. They found the store employees waiting for them at the end of the aisle.

“Let’s get building!” the boys said.

Dad stopped them, “Not so fast, guys!” and pointed.

What they didn’t notice was the new sign warning of social distancing.

The employees explained. “Due to DAYVID, we can’t have children build the kits in the stores now. But what we can do, is give you the tools and kit for you to build them at home. Would you boys like a kit? Dad, would you like one too?”

All three of them said, “Yes!”

They each received a small hammer and a build kit. It wasn’t a basketball set like Cheese desired. It was a small table hockey set. Dad headed back to the house. He forgot to buy any of the stuff he told Mom he was getting from the store. They unpacked their kits in the garage and got to work.

“NOW Let’s get building. “Cheese said.

Mack unfolded the instructions and laid out the materials. “Oh! This is going to be an easy project!”

Cheese was struggling to open his materials, “Hey Dad, do you think you can help me with this?”

Dad smiled, “Sure, son. That’s what I’m here for. When you guys need a helping hand, feel free to call your mother and I!”