Friday, August 14, 2009

Who Needs Grass?

For those of you that have been reading my blog for some time, you might remember me saying that there are absolutely no parks here in Palembang. There isn't a place where little kids can really go to just run around in the grass.

So, there are no parks here AND it so happened that we rented a house with no grass. Many houses here do have a nice lawn in their gardens. Unfortunately, we don't have a single blade of grass. The soil we have is very much clay and even weeds don't grow well. I'm amazed that I managed to have such healthy four angle bean plants.

It hasn't rained in awhile and all the sand/dirt has become extremely dry outside. Aaron has been having an hour of fun or more outside each morning.

Some days, he makes 'cement' by mixing in water with the dirt and stirring it around. He then transfers it from one place to the next doing what he calls construction work.

Other days, he gets his big machines out to do the heavy duty work. He becomes a complete mess by the end of it all but its so worth it. I find that I've been becoming increasing slack on the cleanliness levels here for the sake of fun!

The lack of grass is turning out to be a blessing in disguise after all.

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Emily said...

Nothing is more fun than playing in the dirt! At our old house, we had this one area that was pure dirt, and that was the only place my son wanted to play...and he would play for HOURS out there! Messy but lots of fun!

kaye said...

he looks happy, so it must not be him--

Here’s my photo story. happy Friday!

Mike said...

"but its so worth it"

Not only are you a good mom, you're your own style of mom.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Aaron looks like he's enjoying himself

Wayne said...

I agree with the rest, he looks happy enough

Nap Warden said...

OMG...My Little Man would have so much fun playing with Aaron! He's all about tractors and trucks...

Kimberly said...

My girls would love playing the dirt like that. Very cute!