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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Growing Money

Although the weather on Saturday was less than ideal, I think that Timmy thoroughly enjoyed his party. He was grinning from ear to ear watching his cousins play around him, occupied by the commotion that always ensues when so many little kids get together at one time. I know that soon he will be chomping at the bit to keep up with them, but on Saturday he was content just to watch. 

Sunday the weather was far nicer, allowing us to spend most of the day outside.  Robby and I rode bikes (with me towing Timmy in his bike buggy) while Scott tried to make heads or tails out of the directions for the swing set.  (For such a large swing set, the boxes are ominously small.)  Robby rode over to Mr. Bill's house to request assistance, but failed to return home. 

Unfortunately for the swing set construction project, but happily for Robby, Mr. Bill was occupied and couldn't help. He was already working on a project that he and Robby have been planning since Halloween. During one of their after school chats, the friends decided to become pumpkin farmers. They carefully saved all of the seeds from their Halloween pumpkins in anticipation of planting. They are hoping to grow enough pumpkins to be able to sell them at the end of our development.  "It's like money growing out of the ground" seems to be their pumpkin farming mantra.

Together, the pair dug, hoed and planted probably 100 pumpkin seeds. I don't know if they will grow, but if the crop fails it will not be due to a lack of effort. Who knows, maybe we will be rolling in pumpkins this fall.

Later this week Mr. Bill has promised to come over and help us make sense out of the swing set. It is just a simple A-frame, but the number of pieces that need to be fit together is intimidating. Since this is something that our boys will use on a regular basis, we are happy to accept help from our resident expert.  Besides, it is going to be awhile before the pumpkin patch needs work and we like to keep Mr. Bill busy.

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