The Gift of Mowing?

My 9 year old mowed the lawn as a gift to me.

When he “completed” the job, I mowed the lawn again.

I received several “work coupons” for Mother’s Day. I decided to turn one in this weekend since our lawn was looking quite neglected.

As I watched him cut the grass, I realized he must have a method to his madness but it completely eluded me.

I believe the path he followed was something like this….

Next time, I should probably be more specific with my contractor.

1. Please cut all of the grass. This is not an art project.

2. The neighbors like straight property lines. They’re kind of finicky that way.

Can’t wait to see the results of my “cook a meal” coupon.

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9 Responses to The Gift of Mowing?

  1. Kelly says:

    Hey, at least he did the majority of it and you just did the straightening!

  2. Katie says:

    Love it!! This cracks me up. Sweet boy, trying to help out!

  3. Jess says:

    He gets an E for Effort in my book! 🙂

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  5. Amanda says:

    Haha I love it. He did cut the grass for you…maybe just not the way you wanted! Can’t wait to hear about the meal report 🙂

  6. Rhonda Hunter says:

    I agree with Amanda….he said he would cut the grass, he didn’t say all of it! 🙂

  7. Melissa says:

    So sweet of him! I try not to re-do work that my family members do imperfectly, because I don’t want them to feel as though I didn’t appreciate their efforts. But in your shoes I probably would have done the same thing. How long would it have been before the neighbors started talking–or knocking on your door? 🙂

  8. Gina says:

    Funny! He gets points in my book for attempting (:

  9. Tamara says:

    oh man that made us laugh !