A few months ago we discovered that Big Boy can mow the lawn. Ever since then it has been one of his jobs. That’s a good thing right? One less task on my never ending to do list.
The only problem is that I actually enjoy mowing the lawn. It’s one of the few tasks on my list that I like doing. Who are we kidding, it’s the only task on my list that I like doing.
There are many reasons why I like it so much. First, I don’t remember ever mowing the lawn growing up. I had brothers for that and if they weren’t around my dad did it. The fact that it was never expected of me in my younger years sure enhances the appeal now.
Also, once you mow the lawn, it’s done. For like a whole week. You don’t even have to think about it again. And if you happen to put it off or forget about it for two or three weeks, it doesn’t really matter. Putting off laundry or sweeping the floor for that long doesn’t work out as well.
It is also loud. It doesn’t matter if someone is crying or hollering “MOM…MOM…MOM” I can’t hear them. And if you can’t hear them it’s the same as it not happening, right? What you can’t hear won’t hurt you. It might hurt them but it won’t hurt me.
Plus, mowing the lawn means I’m outside which is one of my favorite places to be.
Needless to say, giving up the lawn duty was a little tough for me. Until I realized that it was also a job that Big Boy enjoys doing which means it’s easy to get him to do it. No nagging or reminding that it needs to be done.
And whether I enjoy it or not, it’s still one less thing for me to do which I will always welcome.
2 thoughts on “Mowing”
I totally agree, it’s not a bad task. But its also so healthy for these boys to expand their capablities of what they can do and boost their confidence. I love that photo!
I love to see my nice clean lines and feel like I actually finished something. The grass doesn’t grow 2 seconds later like dirty dishes or toys on the floor. Nice to see you writing on here again 🙂