Thursday, August 28, 2008

Daddy's New Toy

We don't even call it a tractor at our house. Guests are left in confusion as Aiden greets them with "Hi!" points to the back yard and says "Daddy has new toy!"

It was much needed. With a lot that is nearly an acre, it took way too long for Mike to mow the grass. Aiden would go out and follow him around with his lawnmower for about 20 minutes. Then he'd be done and I'd be left picking up the melting, bug-bitten child and taking him inside where he would stand at a window screaming that he wanted to be with Daaaa-dy.

Lawn mowing is much happier now that Aiden just rides with Daddy or watches from afar.

This is the point where it dawned on me that Mike may have a new way to get to work. I mean, it has to be more fuel efficient than even his Honda Civic...And as I pointed out to him, it's a very similar color. He didn't think it'd be such a good idea though. Bummer! I could have done a lot more shopping with the money we'd save.

There's nothing like a freshly mowed yard. As Aiden says, "Wooks good Daddy!":


The Perreca Family said...

Whooo-hooo!! What an awesome new "toy"!! Glad to see that Mike is teaching Aiden young on the proper way to mow the grass! In a few years, he can take over!!

Leslie said...

It's funny to say, but one of my favorite childhood memories was riding with my dad on our riding lawn mower. What a fun time for both boys :)

And driving it to work is economical--slow, but economical. Just do it up with a cool license plate and call it a day! Go Mike...woo-hoo!

Elsie Hall said...

See Leslie, you know what I'm talking about! Maybe we could tie some streamers or balloons to the back just so that the big trucks could see him and get around him early.