We are going to get a grill and some charcole. The kids need to learn a new skill. They are in college and high school, so they are old enough.
Two summers ago we got a drill and we all learned to use it. The safety talk took a while...we had to talk about how permanent damage would be if there was an injury, and we all had to use safety glasses and ear plugs. Everyone did really well.
The year before William started using the hedge trimmers to cut the front bushes. I was really glad that he could take over that responsibility. When I cut the hedges, they always end up looking like two eye brows. William can get a neat, straight, cut.