When my kids were little, people often used to ask them, "Do you help your mommy with her glass work?" I thought it was kind of funny; those same people never asked them if they helped their daddy with his job but I guess because mine was art, it seemed more accessible. At the time, the answer was almost always no. To me, kids+glass or kids+lead solder didn't seem like a great idea. But now that they are older and, let's be honest, taller, their help is not only appreciated but necessary. Yesterday, Alex helped me install 12 glass pieces into cabinet doors in a lovely, remodeled kitchen. We developed a system with him setting the glazing points that would temporarily hold the glass in place while I applied the silicone that provides the permanent adhesion. This worked for most of the cabinet doors, except there were 2 waaaay up near the ceiling and over the stove, out of reach of someone who is 5'2" but within reach of someone who is 6' tall. Hooray for Alex! He is patient and thorough and our compatible senses of humor made this installation kind of fun. So to him I say, "thanks for helping your mommy with her work!"