Sunday, July 6, 2008

Dad tip #78: Neighbors be damned; go ahead and mow your lawn early

Mowing the lawn is not my favorite chore. In the last two years, I think I've finally come to grips with it. I think it's kind of like taking cough syrup or doing some really terrible shot that your friend buys you ... just do it and get it over with. BUT, in all three instances, do it well or else you'll get crap from your wife/cold/friend and you probably won't reap the full benefits of whichever you're doing.

Now that we have a baby who I absolutely LOVE spending time with, I have to be a little more time efficient in terms of when I get things done, including mowing the lawn. I used to put that chore off until the afternoon, but the problem with that is my son's afternoon nap tends to be shorter and afternoon mowing tends to be much hotter which makes showering a requisit of the chore.

Our son's first nap of the day is usually around 9:00am and lasts anywhere between 45 minutes and two hours. Some might say that 9:00am is a little early to mow the lawn on a Saturday or a Sunday; but neighbors be damned, it'll help me optimize my time with my son.

(And on top of all this, I'm a morning person and just way more productive in the earlier hours of the day, so it also practical from that standpoint, too.)



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