When Ethan was a tiny baby I remember Pete mowing the lawn whilst he was in a sling. In fact, I remember him doing the same when Felix was tiny, Ethan playing in in his "cafe" and Felix in the tula baby carrier!
Once Felix got to be a bit older it was much much harder. He's such a pickle, always into things. Last year we had a really big problem with him picking up stones, trying to eat them and throwing bigger ones around. Not content with trying to eat mud or sand once or twice he would eat handfuls over and over again. Pulling down plants, stamping in flowerbeds.. Really it's a wonder our garden looks as good as it does!
We are the first to admit we are not really "gardeners". We like a nice garden. We enjoy being in one, looking at it out of the window. Truthfully though? We don't want to put too much effort in. It just isn't us! We'd much rather be playing with the boys out there. We've designed our garden to fit in with us so it takes minimal effort. We prune and trim when it needs doing, we tidy the leaves when they fall but you won't find us out there making our fingers green for hours. Our boys won't allow it and we don't want it!
|Thanks for keeping the lawn trimmed Mum & Dad!!|
What do you find most essential in the garden?