Mowing at our place can be a burdensome task, as we have a lot of ground to cover, especially this time of year. I usually assign the kids different sections to mow over a period of days so that we can all share in the chore.
I typically ask our oldest to mow in some of the trickier areas that involve going around trees. Our daughter mows the hill behind the barn and the area around the garden. The newest to mowing, our youngest, mows the meadow areas that only require him to go around and around until the job is done.
For most of us, this might seem like a boring task. But not for my sweet youngest child. He takes this job very seriously and does it with great enthusiasm.
My favorite part is that he sings. Yes, he sings.
Earlier this week, I asked him to mow the meadow. He went to the pole shed, started up the mower, and headed out to start his job. I was out playing in my flower gardens and above the sound of the mower, I could hear him singing.
Smiling, I moved closer to hear him (with camera in hand).
And the tune? Don’t Stop Believing, by Journey. A classic 80’s song.
How can it be? This was the music of MY teenage years…
Besides his good taste in music, what I really appreciate is that he finds such a great way to joyfully do this mundane task.
I have never considered singing while I am mowing.