Monday, March 23, 2015

Mow Time!

Like most two year olds my kid really likes lawn mowers. He really, really really likes lawn mowers.

For instance, his favorite youtube video is the consumer reports lawnmower guide. If you don’t have the time or energy to click on the link, here’s the gist of it: An old guy with a clipboard weights the pros and cons of push mowers. They delve into the discharge and bagging systems, the mowing deck, the engines and what not. And he's paying attention, forcing me to drag out the mower whenever we're out back. 

Daddy mow!

I’m commanded to make a dry run over the backyard. He bends down to inspect the discharge shoot. Then he studies the pull cord and the choke. I’m fairly certain he knows more about our lawn mower than I do.

Lowe or Home Depot is like a trip to Disney Land. Over the weekend he test drove a push  mower into the ceiling fan section. Then it was off to the blowers, the weed whackers where my wife so brilliantly snagged a magazine which we then spent most of the afternoon reading. Yes, reading.

Every one of our neighbors yards have been mowed to the dirt by my son and his trusty toy mower. He especially likes the challenge of hills, although I'm really going to have to have a sitdown safety chat about letting the mower run down the hill on its own. But by then of course, when he is really ablt to mow the lawn, I'm sure his love affair with small engines will be long forgotten.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like your kid was very fascinated with the idea of mowing and mowers. That being said, there are a lot of great models for mowers out there, it’s just a matter of finding the right one— based on your preference, of course. Anyway, thanks for sharing this with us. Have a great day!

    Kristina Cobb @ Denny's Lawn & Garden