Making the Cut
I have mowed the lawn while listening to music, carrying a baby on my back, and even while running to try to get it done quickly! I don't have one of those awesome fancy riding mowers with the cup holders and I don't do the fancy lines this way one week and another way another week. I section off the yard and try to get it done as fast and as easy as I can. Sometimes I miss spots, run into things, and obliterate sprinkler heads (which I did last week), but it does eventually get done!
I have been mowing the yard every week since Spring came along this year. I can't think of other women I know that mow their lawn, but I do it so Ryan has more time at night with me and the kids. I actually like being able to drown out all of the other sounds and be alone with my own thoughts and unfortunately this seems like one of the only times I can do that! I also want to show my kids that girls can do things like mow lawns and take care of things that men and boys usually do.
This week I was mowing the lawn and I stopped to empty the bag and check on the two little kids. While their mother was sweating and slaving away I have to show you what Lola and Tyce were doing:
|Sitting in the driveway, listening to my Ipod while eating popsicles!|
These life lessons take time to sink in right?!