I mowed the lawn for the first time EVER! Let's hope I don't destroy any trees or run over anything important.
How did I get to be in my 30s without ANY lawn mower experience? This is why…
It started as my sister’s chore when we were growing up and she was paid for the chore (even though she killed many trees in the process). There was no way she was about to let me in on the job (since I would have proven to be much better at the task and would have taken all the money).
Then, I lived on a college campus where mowing was not my responsibility.
Then, I lived in a townhouse. Then, I lived in an apartment. Again, not my responsibility.
Then, I had a house but also two babies in a row who needed me constantly and a husband happy to have the time alone to listen to a podcast.
So the time has finally come for me to learn. I had to wait for the time to be right (when Troy got sick and was too weak to put up a fight).
I did it! I feel like a true adult.