Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Brady Mowing Lawns
This is a picture of Brady mowing the lawn three years ago. He is my lawn mowing man and does a great job! We also mow our next door neighbor, Howard's lawn. Howard doesn't water his lawn or take care of it. It used to be just a ton of weeds sky high before we started to mow it. We started as a service to him and to me - in trying to keep all those weed seeds out of my yard.
Howard is a nice older gentlemen and loves to talk to us. He started paying Brady to mow his lawn - even though we would have done it for service. But it eases his mind to pay Brady.
Saturday while Brady was mowing our lawns, Diane from across the street came and asked if he would mow hers. Then Linda asked if he would mow hers and the end house. Pablo, who lives in the end house, usually mows Diane's and Linda's house for free. For some reason Pablo hasn't mowed their lawns for weeks. Linda paid Brady to mow hers and Pablo's too (just to be nice because he always mows their lawn).
That is 5 lawns that Brady ended up mowing Saturday morning. He is such a good kid to actually do it - that was a lot of work. He earned $90 that day.
He was happy with the money - but I believe he also felt good from a job well done. There is joy in working and accomplishing a task. Work is a great self esteem booster. I'm glad he will work with a happy heart and not be grumpy about it. He is a great kid!