Baby son and I spent the better part of Friday afternoon working in the backyard. Time, weather, and neglect have taken a mighty toll back there. Leaves cover the ground like a thick fur blanket, broken limbs and twigs all over the place. It’s a mess -- with a capital “M”!
We decided several weeks ago to clean it up and make grandson a nice place to play. That kid loves the outdoors. We’d all but finished for the day when grandson and his mommy joined us. He has never been out in the backyard before, too messy. So, this was something new for him. In the blink of an eye grandson raced off to explore the new territory.
He thought the lawn mower was a new toy, just for him. The look of sheer joy on his face was priceless! After he got the hang of pushing the mower and maneuvering it around, he was all over the place with it…until the leaf blower caught his attention.
But, that didn’t last long. He started banging it on the ground and I had to take it so he wouldn’t break it. Oh well, back to the lawn mower.
Grandson thoroughly enjoyed himself and we enjoyed watching him enjoy himself. Needless to say, we have no doubt that he’s going to love the play-yard when we get it all done.
It was a good day, hard work and all.