"Will one of you guys go turn on the water to the spinach?" I asked my teen-age boys. "Go to the hydrant North of the trailer and turn on the knob that is second from the left as you are facing West, I think it has a yellow hose attached to it. Follow the hose to the Y and shut off the left hand side and leave the right side running. Go to the end of the right garden hose and remove the black hose. Oh wait, I guess you will have to shut the water off at the Y before you change the hoses, any-way remove the black hose and put the short orange one on that has the re-placed end. Go back and turn on the right Y and then make sure the sprinkler is going in a counter-clock -wise direction." After I had given these simple instructions I was met with a blank expression of-------------What did you say mom I wasn't listening. I was thinking about how hungry I am, and when can we go eat breakfast.---------- I chuckle to myself and instead of repeating it again, or maybe even twice I say, "I'll go turn on the water and then we can go eat breakfast."
My Grandmother used to always say:
Work first, get it done,
Play last, you'll have more fun.
I feel the same way. We get up at 5:30 and rather than wasting the best part of the day cooking, eating and cleaning up breakfast, we head straight to the farm. I will have the boys grab a muffin and fruit, or toast and jam and eat it as we are walking down the lane. Then around 10:00 we go in for a nice big filling breakfast.
I have changed Grandma's saying:
Work first, make it fun,
Eat last, you'll get more done!
Thanks boys for all your help this past weekend. What a way to spend your "vacation".