The Grassy Thinking Mat

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Remember back when my son Keeve mowed the huge Q in the lawn?  Well, he’s back at it.  This time it is an 18″ square … the perfect size he tells me for sitting and thinking.  I saw the square about three minutes after the lawn mower shut off and I yelled out the door to get rid of the square.  But it seems the mower was already dragged through the side yard and out by the garage…. and the gate was shut and the cinder blocks were back in place so the dog won’t escape.  “Too late, Mom.”  Too late, my foot. 

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The edging hasn’t been done in a long time, but WAS done while the grass was being mowed.  After the mower was put away, I took Keeve out there and showed him how the edges are all brown because the grass grew too long.  I also explained that the same thing would happen to the “thinking square”.  He just smiled.  It was 111* today, so I didn’t have the heart to send him out with scissors.  But tomorrow at 6:30 am it should only be in the high 80’s, the perfect temperature to cut grass with scissors.  Don’t ya think?

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5 Responses to “The Grassy Thinking Mat”

  1. morethananelectrician Says:

    In no way am I suggesting that your posterior will not fit in this square…but if it does, maybe you should try it out before it gets knocked down.

  2. Jan Snook Says:

    Dan says that he should do a surf board next time and call it “Surf and Turf”. I think you should take pictures of all of them and create a “grass gallery”. Very funny stuff. You have some very creative kids, Lin. Why am I not surprised?

  3. Jennie C. Says:

    I love that grassy square. I wish I had such a delightful square for sitting and thinking. And the time that would need to accompany it.

  4. Melissa Says:

    I am thinking that I might tackle the lawn mowing this week…just so that I can create my own ‘Thinking Square’!

  5. Sue P Says:

    Saw an interesting book in the library recently, all about how to mow wonderful shapes and creatures into your lawn. However, for most of them, you’d have to be in a helicopter to appreciate the full effect. But methinks there may be someone at your house who would like the book??!

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