Yesterday when I was walking out the door, I noticed a frog sitting on the edge of our fish pond.
It brought a smile to my face and also a little bit of dread...Spring is on its way. Am I really ready for this?
I think the reason I enjoy winter is because there is only so much you can do inside. I enjoy cleaning, but once the dusting and sweeping and de-cluttering has been done, all that is really left to do is cozy up on the couch and watch movies or maybe a family game night.
But when spring rolls around, it means that the cleaning not only needs to be done inside, but outside as well.
This year we need to plant grass seed, redo the flower beds, clean out the fish pond and I'm sure there are more things I just won't let myself think of right now.
And then there's the routine yard maintenance, mowing the grass, weeding the flower beds, the fish pond chemicals - ugh.
This year I will definitely enlist the help of our slave labor, I mean, sons. They can help with all of the chores this spring.
Aidan will probably love helping clean out the fish pond, and since our fish population took a hit this winter, he will probably be rewarded with a fish from the new pond store that opened up across the street from Jerry's shop.
And we have Austin in the palm of our hands. He loves having a cell phone, but Daddy and Mommy won't pay for it if he doesn't help around the house, so he doesn't need another reward. Just keep paying for that cell phone - he's all ours.
I need to look at the grand picture. A beautifully landscaped yard that we can sit out in and enjoy. A place for the boys to play lacrosse and run around in. The relaxing sound of water running in our fish pond.
Forget about all the work it's going to take to get there. It will be all worth it in the end.