Today I did something I had never done before.
I mowed the lawn.
How I have made it this far in my life without mowing the yard is a mystery and a feat I am quite proud of. Once I had to weed-eat my parents' lawn. This was a punishment because my boyfriend came over to the house when my parents weren't home. So they made me weed-whatever the lawn. Because my boyfriend came over... to DUMP ME. That's right, my 15 year old self got dumped then had to do lawn work. AND, I wasn't technically breaking any rules because we stayed OUTside and I wasn't allowed to have boys INside. I have cruel parents.
But then my mom gave me FIVE different kinds of M&Ms so it wasn't so bad.
Anyway, I had never mowed the lawn, until today.
I got back from a run and the yard looked like a jungle, and my poor husband went to work at 5 this morning and probably won't get back until 8... so I mowed. And Finley mowed. And Copper tried to stop us.
But you can't stop us! We were on a mission to mow!
Do you know what our yard used to look like? This.
Also, thanks to these people who traveled so far and spent a whole day whipping it into shape.
The lawn has come so far, and I couldn't stand in its way. I sacrificed my non-mowing streak for the greater good. But I'm not planning on making a habit of it. It wasn't all that fun.