Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Green With Envy

I see the men in my neighborhood look. I do. Their eyes catch mine as I walk up and down my lawn. I sometimes feel like I am on Desperate Housewives. Sometimes they wave. Sometimes they smile. Sometimes I get both. I wave back and say hello. If their wives only knew. I never see the wives. They are never outside and they are never doing what I am doing. Why am I getting so much attention? Is it because I am wearing something sexy? No. Is it because of my legs? No. Do you want to know why I am getting their attention? They can't believe I am mowing the lawn. Most of our neighbors have a lawn service. But for the few that mow their own, I have never seen another woman out there mowing the lawn. I think I would fall over if I did.










I could also be getting so much attention because of the sexy number I wear on my feet:







And if I am feeling really ambitious, I weed wack.







So ladies, if you want to feel like a million bucks in your neighborhood, start pushing the mower. You will certainly get the attention of the menfolk in your suburb. Or at least your one and only will be thrilled that you mowed the lawn.

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Note: Kyle, age 4, was so excited to be allowed to use our new camera to take these shots. Of the shots he took, I was headless more often that not.


15 comments:

OHmommy said...

Hahahahaha....

Welcome to blogging, where kids take headless shots of you. Love it!

R.L.Scovens said...

Thank goodness my son is 10! He does ok with the camera!LOL

Anonymous said...

My kinda girl! Until I got married, I cut the grass. Now, that's all my hubbie will do outside, so it's allllll his! It amazes me though how many people have landscapers. No wonder neighbors arent' friendly anymore, no one is outside to interact.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Good for you! That is hilarious! I used to cut my grass before I got married, then I happily passed the job along to my husband. :) But it is rewarding. Thanks for visiting my blog!
Carrie

JanMary said...

Oh thanks for dropping by, hope to see you again soon.

ALL the men cut the grass here, so I would definitely get some attention if I was behind the lawn mower!

Stephanie said...

You go girl!! (even though i have to admit I have a lawn service!!) I love the pics..too funny!!

Poltzie said...

My husband won't let me mow the lawn because he's afraid of what the neighbours would think. I've got to let him read this post!

Rhea said...

Love the mowing and weed wacking shots! You ROCK!

And, I love that most of the photos your son took ended up with you headless. hehe KIDS!

We do have a service, that came with the house we're renting, otherwise I think I'd be mowing...because my husband is "allergic" to grass. No, he really is. lol I used to mow as a teenager (only our yard) to earn money.

You go, girlfriend!

Someone Being Me said...

Hmmm...I see myself more in a supervisory position than actual lawn worker. I sit outside and keep my husband company while he mows. Does that count? I have offered to hire someone to do it on more than one occasion.

Krystyn said...

Haha!!

Do you want to know how to get REALLY funny looks? Mow the lawn when you are 9 months pregnant. I was sooo over it, that I decided mowing the lawn a week before my due date might do the trick. For the record...it didn't

Kathryn said...

HAHAHA!!! That is hilarious!

enthalpymama said...

There is a divorsee two doors down that mows (and keeps the men's eyes in my neighborhood entertained without my help).

ladybugsnkatydids said...

Before having a husband, I was the only crazy in the neighborhood mowing, too. I will never, ever forget the frustration of trying to get my silly push mower started, and it wouldn't. Any knights in shining armor to come to rescue me?!?!? Nope. They just kept on walking down the sidewalk, watching . . .

Maternal Mirth said...

Having homes in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, I do not mow. I am not against it. I did it all the time growing up in the Midwest.

In fact, your post made me miss a good mow :-(

Lindsay said...

Ha! I just mowed our lawn...but it was the backyard so it doesn't count. i bet all the men who saw you went home and said something to the effect of:

"Honey, our LADY neighboor mowed her lawn today....can't you start doing that?!"

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