Certain yard improvement projects Marathon Girl and I are trying to accomplish this year have required the purchase of a wheelbarrow. Itâ€™s big, green and is great for hauling dirt from one side of the yard to the other. But after purchasing this particular wheelbarrow Saturday, we quickly learned that we didnâ€™t buy an ordinary wheelbarrow. This wheelbarrow has special uses discernable only to young boys like Aidan and Steven.
Like wheelbarrow rides.
Iâ€™m sure the boys are wondering why Dad purchased something with a wheel if not for the sole purpose to give them rides. Things with wheels mean rides and nothing is more fun than a wheelbarrow ride around the block.
Who cares if itâ€™s dusty and dirty? That just makes the ride through the subdivision more fun. Whatâ€™s the point in riding in a clean wheelbarrow? The dirtier the wheelbarrow is the better because that means a big bubble bath after the ride.
So as I wheel them around the neighborhood after a couple of hours of yard work, the boys have big smiles on their faces. Other kids may have bikes or motorized scooters but none of them have a wheelbarrow to ride in.
After all, thatâ€™s what wheelbarrows are for.