There's just something about kids and dirt. It's fun, for sure. It's entertainment, no doubt. But for this little girl, I think there's something therapeutic about shoveling, hauling and spreading dirt (aka Mulch). Cadie worked for several hours with her daddy on Mother's Day weekend to spread 6 cubic yards of mulch- only about half of what we use for our garden beds. It's a lot of work that mommy and daddy would normally do together over Memorial Day weekend...for 3 days straight! But daddy was on a time crunch to get the trailer unloaded and our little girl was right there to help. She worked for almost 3 hours straight on Saturday, pushing her pink wheelbarrow up on the trailer, filling it up with scoop after scoop of mulch, and wheeling it down the long front walk to daddy. What a big help this was to us, since it's a little difficult to get anything done with a new little one. Daddy always encourages her to grab her bike or scooter, break out the sidewalk chalk, or kick around the soccer ball, but she insists she'd rather be helping him with the yard work. Last week they planted all new shrubs along the back of the house, this week they mulched, next week the vegetable garden goes in! She is really a natural at yard work and gardening, which makes her daddy pretty happy, because I think it's his therapy too!
And this tired mama is still pinching herself, wondering why I was so blessed with these two beautiful children.