Just wanted to have a proud papa moment and share it with y'all.
My daughter Carolyn is comming up on her 14th birthday on Tuesday and the itch to drive has already set in (argh..only a year to go before she gets a learners permit)
Here'* 12 years ago... "righty-tighty, lefty-loosey"
Today, as prep work for owning/operating a car, she got to do a bunch of maintenance tasks on the the '90 Bonneville and my '94 Camaro. We did oil and filter changes, along with cleaning out the air filters, topping off the radiators and power steering fluids.
She managed all of the tasks reasonably well. Even got the oil pan plugs and filters off without my help (funny feeling, just leaning on the fender while someone else did the work..kinda like going to the SEBF meet )
There were some hilarious flub-ups. While shuffling the cars around in the driveway and yard she managed to stuff the nose of the Bonneville into a pile of woodchips. Then proceeded to pull the Camaro up the ramps...and right over the ends ("Crunch") No serious harm done, no damage to the Bonneville and only a busted tab on the bottom of the Camaro'* fender, which needs bodywork anyways.