Being in the process of selling our home has forced us to keep on top of cleaning the inside and outside of the house. A few Saturdays ago, I told the girls that we were all going to go out to the backyard and dig out dandelions. E had some clippers and was clipping the tall grass under the slides. T and M each had the job of taking the dandelions I had dug up and putting them into our weed bucket. After about 30 minutes they were ready to call it quits and go play with their friends in the front yard but only half the backyard was done. We hadn't finished and I had told them we needed to finish what we had started and then they could play. T then tells me, "I don't know why we have to do this when we are moving. Just let the new people weed." I then told her that it was still our house and that we needed to take care of it until we moved and that it would be nice for the new people to come and see a yard that was taken care of and loved.
A few days ago we were once again out back weeding when T and M spot a dandelion puff ready to blow and send the seeds flying. M ran over to pick it and T yells, "Stop! Don't blow it because the seeds will make more dandelions grow in our yard and we'll have to dig them up!" M quickly dropped the dandelion. However not blowing a dandelion is like leaving an uneaten piece of candy on the table--it's too irresistible. So T came up with the idea that they could blow it on the cement where the seeds wouldn't fall on the grass. I didn't have the heart to tell them that the seeds would just blow back onto the grass where we'd still have to dig them up.