Mowed down – updated

I have just mowed the lawn, thus eliminating one of the few remaining things about which I could say “I just don’t know if I can do that while Robin’s at work, because what if the kids are sleeping and they wake up and I don’t hear them, or what if they’re awake and they, like, crawl into the blade and I am too stupid to turn the thing off in time?”

Of course, my mother-in-law was here, so it’s not a completely valid test, but we all still have all our limbs, and there wasn’t even a moment when she was forcibly restraining anyone, so I think we can call it a success.

So, yay!?  I don’t need Robin to mow the lawn anymore.  Oh, wait.

Well, on the plus side, I did it as randomly as I do everything else, so it kind of looks like I actually involved the children in the mowing process.  (Update: this was supposed to also say “so he probably won’t want me to do it anymore.”) And!  I invented a new game, where you drive through a neighborhood and guess who has a lawn service and who doesn’t.  It’s surprisingly easy, but then all the best games are, aren’t they?  And and! I composed this blog post in my head while I was mowing, so there’s a bonus for, you know, ALL OF HUMANITY.

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I've got the world's best kids and husband. Great house, steady job. I'm living the American dream. The trick is to appreciate it. I'm working on that part.
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3 Responses to Mowed down – updated

  1. Rina says:

    Some of my best thinking is when I’m mowing. Unfortunately we upgraded (???) to a zero turn mower and I am having to concentrate more than I have in the past. So far I ran into a stationary plow (it’s supposed to be a yard decoration [midwestern style] and took out a bush). In my defense, the bush looked pretty sad anyway and the yard was probably too wet to be mowing. I’m looking for a safer place to put all other yard decorations.

  2. LOL! Hey… forget rap… I’m going to write country songs…

    “I Can Mow My Own Yard So, I Don’t Really Need You Anymore”

    and

    “The Woman Mowed Over My Heart (And Just Kept Going).

    Those are the names of my first 2 big hits… I can feel it…

  3. Amy F says:

    I’m really glad people in my neighborhood are laid back about mowing. The guys across the street hired a service this year (they’re the only ones I’m aware of), but the place was looking worse than mine until the service started, so it’s not like they’re going for immaculate. I suspect they’re just out of town a lot. Both my next door neighbors let theirs get fairly long before bothering to cut. One has a new baby and one is recently single, so they’ve got decent excuses too. We’re planning to take out a lot of grass and plant perennials eventually this summer to cut down (ha ha!) on the mowing necessary. Right now we’re super-classy and have a a dozen bushes in pots sitting in the grass. We have a reel-mower (I did get it sharpened this year) because we never bothered getting the gas-powered one fixed when it died two years ago. I like that Leo can help me mow. Dan figured out a method so that even if we really let it go, he hacks the super-long stuff with the weed whacker, then goes through with the reel mower. I like my backyard where it’s too shady to grow much.

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