Watching your kids grow up is absolutely pricless. Learning to do things and having fun. My oldest will be 16 in july. He has learned (with the help of dear old dad) how to run backhoes doziers and other equipment. I have been working on a excavating job for a firew dept. There have been over 380 loads of dirt hauled off this job so far. I have a 96,000 lb trackhoe rented to laod trucks with.My oldest son decides he wants to loads trucks yesterday. I took him to the side and told him that this machine is a power house and if he was to hit the side of the truck with the bucket , it would demolish it. He said he could handle it. I watched with a nervous mind as he loade 5 trucks. Much to my supprise he was careful and and loaded over 25 loads of dirt yesterday and not once did he make a mistake. Made me so damn proud I can't even tell ya! Well a little while later my youngest son ( he'll be 12 in july) decides he wants to do something to help. I put him on the skidsteer loader (bobcat) and he moved dirt around for me the rest of the day. He has never done much when it comes to equipment, so he did alright in my book. It makes me proud to have kids that want to help so much and will listen watch and learn. I have to say I am the proudest parent in the world. I am taking the kids out after a while to do what ever they wish. I just had to share this with the invisable family I have here.