It's totally true at our house. Every once in a while B will have a "Great idea." Generally, this is an idea that I have had weeks or months before and already conveyed to him a few times. Sometimes he'll even have given me reasons why the idea is a bad one or even worse, impossible....that makes it funner when it becomes his idea later on. Gives me more ammo.
The mini shed is just such a project. I've been telling him for months that his big shed is going to be great but that he should use it as a workshop and get a smaller shed for holding his crapola. Homeboy has a ton of crapola, it's all over the place. His anvil and his bucket of sticks and box of boxes need a place to go besides his schmancy new shed.
"Nope. It'll all fit," he said.
Eventually he came around to the idea that he might need something else. I showed him Sears-eque metal sheds, pre-fab wood kits and pinned plans for tiny sheds. I said, "You should just put up some posts and then put plywood all over it. It'd be super quick."
"Nope," he said.
I was so eager to get this done that I was like, "Yes. Good. We'll do it this weekend. Here's $300 from the buttercow. Go get what you need. Let's call all of our friends. I'll make pizza."
Thus, the one week shed was born.
The KEY to building a shed like this is to have two Gregs come help. One Greg will work but it's really better if you can have two. It also helps to have a Kurt for a little bit. Two Kurts would have been ideal but one was at the lake.
Here's the "Tarp tent." It is a temporary shed that we've had up for two years. This is what we're replacing.