Thursday, June 30, 2011

Getting Chores Done

As I sit here writing this, I hear the sound of the lawn mower and friendly chatter coming from the back yard. My son is mowing the lawn.
He asked if he could mow it.
Said the grass was getting long and looked like it really should be taken care of.
Yeah. The same son who has been in the habit of whining when asked to mow the lawn.
That one asked to do it!

Amazing? Unbelievable?


Until you get the rest of the story...

His girlfriend is riding on the mower with him.

Some would argue the only reason Joshua was eager to do his chores was because he wanted to drive the tractor around with his sweetie sitting behind him.
That may be true, but...
They're enjoying time together in a public setting. (I'm big on the 'public' thing!) The lawn is getting mowed. There was no whining or cajoling involved.
I'm good with that!



Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Yay!!! Interesting how things look different to a male in the light of a smiling, adoring female.

Irritable Mother said...

Leah - You are so right! You should have seen how proud he was about fixing a problem with the mower as she looked on. He's da man! LOL

TheUnSoccerMom said...

Exactly! It's getting done w/ no whining. It's amazing the chores kids are willing to do as long as they have "help" or a friend to chat with while it's getting done.

Christen's friends are so cute, if she has to do a chore b/4 she can leave or b/4 they can swim, they will be all about helping!! :o)

Irritable Mother said...

Jodi - My kids need to get tips from Christen about enlisting their friends' help. *wink*