Mowing with Enthusiasm

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…

Now being enthusiastically belted out by my youngest child…my baby…while he is mowing.

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.

But I think I might give it a try.


Filed under Daily life, Kids

4 responses to “Mowing with Enthusiasm

  1. Alex

    Hi there! I have enjoyed looking through your blog, your farm and home are beautiful.

    I was wondering if I could ask you about setting up your blog. I would like to duplicate your set up – meaning, a website domain that is not @eblogger or @wordpress, and I notice you did your design on wordpress.

    How did you learn how to do that? I’m not terribly technically savvy and everyone keeps saying, “It’s self explanatory”…but…it’s not for me! 🙂

    Any tips you can send my way would be greatly appreciated.

    I’ve added your blog to my watch list, I can’t wait to see your farm in full bloom.


    • Hi Alex,
      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments!
      I’m definitely not tech savvy either and I managed to set up the blog. I will email you with more detail.

  2. When I got home yesterday I found my oldest doing the exact same thing…he was singing at the top of his lungs with his headphones tucked into his ears…he was singing some VanHalen song and didn’t even hear me drive up.

    I got a big chuckle out of it…he is 24, so I guess they never outgrow this, lol! Kim

  3. Kim,
    I’m so glad to hear that your 24 year-old still does this! My youngest is the only one who mows with such enthusiasm and I’ve been thinking that he might outgrow it. But maybe there is hope that he will continue to find ways to enjoy mundane tasks into his adulthood!

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