(June 11) How Lawn Care Shaped My Parenting

One of the things I most enjoy doing is taking care of my yard in the summertime. I generally mow my yard every 4 or 5 days because I like to come home and the yard always looks like it has just been mowed. I make a habit to chase water sprinklers around the yard in an attempt to keep the grass green. I fight a never-ending battle against the demonic gophers and moles that continually invade my property. I fertilize regularly to try to keep the grass growing as long as possible.

And...don't get me started on my rain gauge! Whenever it rains in the summer, to me, it's like a little taste of Christmas morning (I just combined my two favorite things: summer rain and Christmas!). I love to walk out to my trusty rain gauge and see how much fell at my house (of course, then you have to compare how mu