Thursday, June 01, 2006

The grasses all weigh screener

Bud has a toy lawn mower that he loves. For as long as I can remember, he's called it his "motor." I assumed it was because one of his favorite fair-weather activities is pushing his toy around the yard as his Dad pushes the machine with the big loud motor.

Tonight after dinner Bud and I were in the kitchen when we heard the telltale sound of grass cutting beginning in the yard. Bud jumped up and looked at me with a sense of urgency.

"I have to go outside, Mom," he said. "I have to help Dad motor lawn."

Of course. Mow the lawn. Motor lawn. Motor.

Not even wrong.


Anonymous said...

I love the visual that paints: the sudden widening of eyes and realization he NEEDS TO BE OUT THERE! Hee, that's great!

Bud would've LOVED my dad. That man... ::sigh:: that man would spend the better part of 3 hours mowing and trimming lawns on a Saturday afternoon. Me? That's why I live in an apartment!!

Anonymous said...

i know an aspie adult whose second-language is english, who still says "I have to go lawn de mow".