Lawn Boy came over this weekend and literally took care of the lawn. My children had an activity that had them both out of the house for a few hours, so he came over and mowed. Originally, I was going to send him on his way before I got the children... I'm still super cautious ~okay paranoid~ about my children being around him too much...getting attached...but we were having a nice time and the list of things we'd hoped to get done was long and we'd barely put a dent in it, so I asked him to stay.
When I got back with the children, they immediately ran to the neighbor's and I went around to the backyard to plant the rest of my vegetables while he edged my front planting bed to prep for laying new mulch.
It was so very... ORDINARY...
And I realized how long it had been since I had help like this ~That didn't come from Daddy.
How nice it is.
Just having someone to share in the mundane tasks of your day.
Okay, it totally helped that he is in really good shape and kept picking up his shirt to wipe his forehead *blushing*
Who needs flowers and romance and dinners out???