The best part about summer is that there is so much room in the days. There is so much scope for imagination. And if you are still a kid. . .
the summer can go on for a very, very long time.
We haven’t made it to the beach yet this year (but we will still squeeze it in) and those pictures are from last year. We didn’t do those things toady but we did fit in quite a lot on this beautiful Summer Wednesday. And not everyday during the summer can be that kind of playing-in-the-sand-in-the-sun-with-the-waves-getting-ice-cream-at-dusk-endless-twilight-moon-over-the-atlantic kind of day.
Sometimes there are very ordinary things that have to happen.
Sometimes you have to go to the orthodontist.
And your mom drags you to the DMV.
But sometimes, if you are very lucky, extra – ordinary things happen, too. Sometimes you wake up and your super cool mom has lost her mind and mowed you a 33,000 square foot field maze in your own back yard.
Yes. I said 33,000 sq. feet.
What do you think?
How about this?
They were SO excited! I was secretly fearing that they wouldn’t like it or find it fun. . .
Once they had both made it through the maze a couple of times, I had them start at opposite ends. I could think up all kinds of stuff. They’re getting good exercise, too. I made the correct route really long. On purpose. Here is a shot of where they met in the middle.
Love these guys. . .
In case you were wondering, I did not go out there on my mower with the intention of doing this. And I really wish I could get up in the air and take a picture of it from above. I’d love to see the whole thing myself – it’s really big. My intention was just to mow the lawn for a half hour after the kids were in bed. I ended up staying out there till it got dark (almost). I was having a great time myself. I don’t think you need any special skill for this. I really didn’t even have a plan. Spontaneous maze making. I guess I was feeling creative. I love being out on my mower (I know I’ve mentioned it before). If you’d like to try it – I’d suggest mowing around the perimeter of the biggest square of lawn you’ve got. It also helps if your lawn is
totally overgrown and neglected a little on the long side. Once you’ve got the square mowed off – then just head “in” and start making your path. You can make the “real” path first – make it as convoluted as possible – and then go back to the beginning and make “false” paths and “false” arms coming off of the real one. Be careful to travel only in the mowed lines and keep it as neat as possible. My grass had gotten so high that I had to do the whole thing twice – with the blades up high the first time and down lower the second time.
Here is my machine. . .
Here is me. . . what do you think of my head gear? That’s my new best friend! I’m going to tell you about it soon!
What are you doing during these final weeks of summer? We are trying to squeeze the most out of them. I’m willing to bet that the kids will remember this. They’re already asking how long I’ll leave it up – and if I could let the grass grow REALLY high. . .
Tomorrow is going to be another stunner of a day – and I think we are going to see the World’s Largest Garden Gnome. . . now that sounds SUMMERY!
Do you like mazes? Real life sized ones? I tend to get very claustrophobic in those corn mazes during the fall – this one is risk free and totally unscary! C’mon over and give it a try – we might do races tomorrow!