|"Wowzers, Dave! That's a lot of mulch!"|
"Does this mean Mom will be out here all day instead of with me?"
Dave was obviously concerned about Mom doing too much hard work. He thought maybe he could help out.
|"I can dig it!"|
Mom didn't want Dave to do too much, though, so ... what can I say? Rather than supervise, I thought I'd get a little more involved.
|"OK... so if we take some of this and ..."|
|"... put it in here ... about 7.2 million times ..."|
Sounded like a good idea! So ... having shared that advice with Dad ...
|"Alrighty then! I'll be in the house if you need anything else!"|
My advice worked so well, in fact, that when Mom came in to get lunch for me and Dave, Dad called the nursery place and asked them to send another truck full of mulch over. That's right - another full load! Dave and I had lunch, a short walk, then got right back to work - supervising from inside the air-conditioned house. It was exhausting ... but when Mom came in a few hours later and announced that they were done, I owed it to her and Dad to go out and inspect.
It's important to praise and encourage your bipeds when they've done a good job. Of course ...
...we all know they couldn't have done it without Dave and me!