I'm one of those strange people that loves to mow the lawn. I'm honestly not sure why I get such a thrill out of this task but there's just something about perfectly trimmed grass that turns me on. Sorry. But it's true.
The three of us are in some sort of silent agreement that we'll all take our fair share of turns mowing the lawn. This can sometimes be a daunting task due to the size of our backyard. But we all agree that you gotta do what you gotta do.
The boys do it because it has to be done. It's not their favorite job but they never moan and groan about it. I do it because it allows me time alone with myself. I grab my earrphones and ipod and happily mow away, the entire time escaping into my thoughts.
One of my favorite things to do is get the job done before the boys even realize that it needs to be done. I like beating them to the task because it means that they don't have to do it and that makes them very happy.
I like to be sneaky about it too, because I think it's fun to watch out the window as Andy comes home from work, see him get out of his car and smile at the newly cut grass.
Newly cut grass means that he gets to come inside and relax on the couch after work, rather than immediately having to change into work clothes and head straight outside to get the job done.
It's kind of like a little present I can give to him and I love it.
I'd love it if he could come home from his business trip tonight and find it done, but that's not going to happen if the rain doesn't let up.
*Sigh* If I can't mow on my day off, I'll just have to find something else to enjoy!