Speed Record!

No, not a new record at the Olympics. (Note we don’t have cable/satellite or even rabbit ears that work anymore, so we haven’t been watching the Olympics on T.V.) But, there was a speed record set today. In Lawn Mowing!

Normally, I would tell you that mowing our lawn takes one and one-half hours. It is roughly broken down into 30 minutes each for the front and back yard plus 15 minutes each for the sides of the house. It usually takes me close to two hours (or more) since I have to stop for copious interruptions – finding things, changing poopy diapers, putting children down for naps, getting water for children who suddenly can’t remember how to work any of the faucets or the water dispenser on the refrigerator, cleaning up water and ice on the floor for those children who do remember how to work the water/ice dispenser on the refrigerator but think making a mess is a lot of fun, answering questions, etc.

Today, however, there were some extra pieces of cardboard in our garage to play with; it wasn’t that hot; I’d already changed two poopy diapers previously; only the baby took a nap and that was in the morning; and nothing was lost that I had to find. With only minimal interruptions, grass that hadn’t over-grown since the last time it was mowed, and a very dry lawn, I was done in . . . .

{Drum roll please}

Fifty-five minutes!

That left me 15 minutes to shower & get into new clothes and 20 minutes to read to the kids before we headed out to the library with 30 minutes to spare before it closed. Color me amazed.

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I'm a thirty-something female with loads of kids, a great husband, and lots of things on my mind. I plan on blogging about homeschooling, personal finance, the economy in the U.S., politics, family life, and the things my children do.
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One Response to Speed Record!

  1. Michael Phelps who?

    He couldn’t do all of that AND get to the library to boot.

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