Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Little Dirt Never Hurt

Yesterday Archie declared that he needed forty two dollars in order to get the latest Lego set that he wants.

In response to my standard answer, "Maybe for Christmas", he asked "Can I work for it?"

I told him he could, but it would take at least a month. He was cool with that, so we started up at the orchard with some weeding.

Naturally little sister wanted to help too and naturally, they had to strip down to their underwear in order to weed. Makes sense.


Our soil has a lot of clay and right after the rain, with the loose dirt it would suck the shoes right off our feet. So we decided to go shoeless too!


Archie learned about pulling out the root of the weeds.


This particular weed he noted, smelled like a skunk.


We then smelled all of the different weeds.



We ran into a few stink bugs.


He tricked his sister into using her "short power" to get the weeds in hard to reach places.


Texi policed us.


When we were done, Archie had earned one dollar,  to which he responded, "Could it be two dollars?'

Me: "Nope."

Archie: "Ok, just thought I'd check.'



Then they had a good old fashioned time playing in the dirt with their bare hands and feet. I gave them a few spoons too.


Good times.

4 comments:

  1. When do they start to learn how to move rocks like their mother did at their age? :)

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  2. When do they start to learn how to move rocks like their mother did at their age? :)

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  3. It just so happens that Janis is a friend of mine that I've known since I was a kid and we had a bit of a laugh about this a few days before when we were visiting. I can see how the comment could seem very rude though if someone didn't know that and so I appreciate you coming to my defense even if it wasn't necessary in this instance <3 <3 <3

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