Tuesday, May 11, 2010

a grand plan

yesterday i had a plan.
a grand plan.

mm came home from work,
and the kids wanted to go to their school
to ride bikes.

mm wanted to cut the grass instead.
enter my grand plan.

mm could take the kids,
i would stay here,
and cut the grass.
alone.

it was freaking genius!
i would finish quickly -
leaving plenty of time for
sitting on the couch reading,
with a cold beverage,
and no noise.

"have fun!" i said.
"be good!" i said.
"this is SO awesome!" i thought.

i got to work,
the evening was cool and breezy.
but then guess what?

cutting the grass is pure torture!
and it takes forever!
i finished just as everyone returned home.
plus, i'm so out of shape.
and that hill in the backyard is so steep.
i was sweating.
a lot.

i.don't.like.to.sweat.

time for a new grand plan.
dang.

5 comments:

One Sided Momma said...

just today i told her that she makes a better spouse than her son. and then i choked on my own evil tongue and almost died of remorse.

One Sided Momma said...

p.s. forgot to mention she is "standing in" for him while he's on a mancation.

One Sided Momma said...

damn, 2 comments to the wrong post. i'm tired. and sorry.

a relevant comment to this post? i SO hear ya. even a great trade turns into uphill both ways when we least expect it.

Bonnie said...

Next time hire a kid to mow and sit on the porch with a book and a mohito.

pajama mom said...

noted.