Monday, May 19, 2008
It's a Jungle out there
The HOA hires some landscaping crew to come in once a week and mow the lawns. This means that we don't have to do any yard work, and it would work out perfectly for us, except that the sprinklers come on virtually everyday.
By the end of the week, the grass has grown up so tall that Rachel can't lift her feet high enough to walk in it. When she crawls it comes up to her armpits and tickles her nose.
The overwatering of the lawn gives us ample opportunity to find all sorts of slimey creatures: eathworms, slugs, snails, and anything else trying to avoid an untimely drowning.
Rachel is always looking to expand her diet and is therefore willing to try anything she happens to find while combing through the grass. I do my best to stop her from eating anything too unappetizing, including the aforementioned earthworms, slugs, and snails. Although Patrick ate his fair share of slugs when he was little and seemed to turn out alright, I don't really want my daughter to follow his footsteps. I let her eat the occassionaly ant. That's about as far as I go.
I suppose we'll just continue to enjoy it while it lasts. We won't get much grass in Egypt, that's for sure. Although Egypt is greener than Jordan, it is mostly a gigantic sandbox. I'm sure Rachel will be fine with that, though. She enjoys eating sand as much as she enjoys eating grass.