Our middle child once became very angry with me about something. I no longer recall the context of the outburst. But his thought was this, “I want to do more than just hold the board!”.
It may mean little to you as you read this. But to us, he and me, it spoke volumes. When David was very little, I was in my prime wood working years. I gave him a pair of safety glasses and showed him some safety things. What to do and not do. Often when crosscutting a board with a hand saw I would let him hold the board to steady it.
Later on in life he wanted to use the saw.