Weeding

{Photo 167/365}  YES we have a ton of weeds scattered throughout our yard landscaping.  I’m not a green thumb, so pulling weeds doesn’t top my priority list.  Additionally, I struggle with lower back pain, so bending over weeding doesn’t feel the greatest.  But I’m not complaining.  Today the boys and I spent the morning weeding – ok, not the whole morning, but one hour.  We accomplished a lot.  The brown paper Target bags were full when we were done and we only got half way through.  So, tomorrow we will weed again.

The cool part about this time we spent together is that I was able to share with the boys the importance of weeding not only our yard, but our lives.  As we attempted to pull the bigger deep rooted weeds, it was tough; just like deep rooted issues in our lives.  Such as negative attitudes, bad habits, unhealthy people.

Once we identify the weeds, we need to be intentional about getting to the roots and pulling them out – otherwise they will come back.  If we don’t take the time to weed, our beautiful yard “life” gets contaminated with ugliness.  We had a great talk.  I think the boys got it.  One sang as he weeded – the other grumbled and complained.  It was a great opportunity to see the difference and for them to truly understand what I was trying to teach them.  I love teachable moments with my nuggets.  Even when I’m doing something I don’t enjoy doing.  weeding.

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  1. shelbi says:

    so cute :) summer chores are the best !

  2. Rebekah says:

    Such hard workers! Precious pic =)

  3. What an important life lesson! …and that’s right! Put ‘em to work! ;-) What a great hour to spend together!

    • Teri says:

      I know — PUT THEM TO WORK, right? We’ve got SO much time on our hands in the summer – I’m already hearing them say, I’m bored!! SO, yep – I give them things to do with me around the house. When they contribute, they feel happy and proud. =)

  4. Emily says:

    Great post Teri! weeding is one of my least favorite activities – life or garden.

    • Teri says:

      Thank you Emily! I hear you…it’s hard work – and most often NOT so pretty! Looking forward to connecting again. =)

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