Before I even begin this post, I must remind everybody that Luke LOVES lawnmowers and has for quite some time now.
a) Luke is obsessed with seeing them and people using them when we go out on walks.
b) When we go to other people's houses, Luke has been known to "ask" to see their mowers. Fortunately, quite a few have granted him that wish.
c) Luke frequently pushes his own little mower around the house.
d) My very good friend, Tammy, made Luke, for his birthday, a little book of pictures of mowers (and trucks, etc.)....Luke looks at this little book frequently still.
This afternoon, Marc was able to leave work a bit early for Thanksgiving. So, Marc arrived home right before Luke got up from his nap.
Shortly after getting home, Marc mentioned to me that he quickly wanted to go outside to mulch some leaves with the lawnmower (our yard was covered with leaves and needed to be cleaned up).
Luke got up. Marc went outside. My brother called me, and I was chatting with him for a bit.
During my phone conversation, Luke heard Marc "fire up" the lawnmower outside. My brother can fully verify this, but at that point, our phone conversation was most definitely D.O.N.E.
That would be because at this point, Luke immediately started crying to go outside. He immediately, while crying and whining, ran to get his own mower to go outside.
I told him he needed to get some warm clothes on and get a jacket, hat, and mittens on.
Luke OBEYED completely....Luke knew that was the only way he'd get to go outside.
Let's just say from that point on -- Marc had a little helper. And, it was pretty cute to watch from my standpoint.
(And, in case you're wondering -- that's our neighbor's house in the background....our house is the blue one that you'll see in upcoming photos).
And, onto the side of the house and to the backyard....
And, upon finishing the project, both guys had to empty out the oil from their mowers to "winterize."
(And yes, our ugly yellow and red shed does NOT match out blue house -- But, I won't complain....At least we have a shed that does function).
Oh, how I LOVE that one of my favorite things in life right now is watching Luke really want to imitate and be just like his Daddy!
A trip back in time
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