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(Wo)Man Job

I cut the grass today. I try to do it once a year, in the early spring, and do a barely acceptable job of it so that nobody will get the idea that it is a good idea for me to continue cutting the grass. I also refuse to do the edging, because there's nothing quite as barely acceptable as leaving the job half done.

I am an independent kind of girl, and as such am not inclined to sit around waiting for a man to do anything that needs to be done. Which leads to me doing such things as moving pianos and very large play structures by myself. However, I firmly believe that cutting the grass is a Man Job. It occurred to me today though, that while Chris is doing his Man Job walking around in the sunshine listening to music on his iPhone and invariably doing it during the painful make lunch/cajole to eat lunch/break up fights about lunch/clean up from lunch process, I am with the kids, doing the lunch thing, switching the laundry, sweeping the floor, wiping the butts and noses, listening to whining, etc., etc., etc.

I think it might be time to trade.

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I really started to enjoy the peaceful quiet of cutting the grass once I had kids. In fact, in never occurred to me that it was quiet until then.

I've actually been mowing the lawn to get away from the kids for years. It started by accident when Rex was traveling a lot, and it just had to be done. I must have really gotten a taste for it, because I was out mowing within weeks of Owen's birth. It was the only time no one was touching me or asking me for anything.

Oh, and I still refuse to do the edging. That truly is a Man Job. Besides, I have no desire to lop off a foot with the weed whacker.

That's why I do the laundry...quietly, in the basement and always in the evening, after dinner, during the clean-up fight of the rooms. "Oops!" I say, "Gotta switch over the laundry, don't want it to go bad". :) Mwahahahaha!!

I love yard work. Of course, I live in Las Vegas, where my yard is the size of a postage stamp. I like to mow, trim the hedges, do the edging, weed the garden. I think the fact that it is on a smaller scale makes it ok for me!

I don't mind cutting the grass sometimes, but high temps and humidity, sucks, not now though it's freezing outside...hate the weed eater, refuse to use it, will use scissors before that beast. Owen's room looks awesome!

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