Thursday Thirteen: Things in my yard


After nearly three weeks of hearing, “I need to cut the grass this afternoon,” Karl has made definite plans to cut the grass tomorrow. Or maybe Saturday.

This can only mean one thing for me and the kids: GET ALL THE JUNK OUT OF THE YARD!

To make it a little more fun, I decided to take pictures of everything I had to pick up. It just happened to be 13 things! So, hey! Thursday Thirteen, y’all!

Now, you have to understand something: When the kids go out to play, they make a mess. Kind of the same way they do when they play inside the house. And they are not very good about picking up and putting things back where they belong. Kind of the same way they do when they play inside the house.

BRICKS

WE HAVE LIKE INFINITY OF THESE

BIG STICKS

WATER GUNS

AND DON’T FORGET TO ROLL UP THE HOSE

A KID’S PLATE (I let them eat outside and someone didn’t bring in his plate).

SWORD

SHIELD (this one belongs to a neighborhood kid)

SOCK

SMALL BITS OF TRASH

LARGE BITS OF TRASH

A BIT OF FABRIC

THIS LOOKS LIKE A REMNANT OF EASTER

What’s in your yard?

11 Comments on “Thursday Thirteen: Things in my yard

  1. What’s in MY yard? Toys. Water guns. The hose. The sprinkler. Dog Poop. A pair of orange socks that my lawn tractor ate before I noticed it. A shovel.

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  2. I must say that I am thankful that we don’t have the dog poop.

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  3. In the front and on the sides – nothing. Behind the fence in the back? Two big dogs who chew everything including the trees – and oh yeah – there’s poop back there. Poop that has to be scooped before we mow. If you knew just how much I was afraid of/didn’t like dogs for most of my life, you would be as surprised as me to find that I not only like these dogs, I talk baby talk to them and let them ruin my yard – and sometimes I scoop their poop. What has happened to me?!I like the way you make clean up interesting. I would take pictures just like you, but I am too techno-ignorant.

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  4. I have a sweet gum tree that is going to be the end of me. It is HUGE and provides great shade, but the gumballs (dumballs) are ridiculous. Otherwise we have dog poop, water guns, tennis balls and a plastic baby pool for the labrador!

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  5. I love the sock!! We have a million match box cars (ok, maybe not a million) and popsicle sticks that didn’t make it to the trash!

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  6. Anytime the kids eat popsicles they leave a mess in the yard. I feel your pain, Jenn.

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  7. Without the poop I think you are on easy street! Those piles are like secret land mines that just wait for you to try and have your kids ready to go at a certain time and everyone is about to load up in the car, when LO & BEHOLD. POOP. ON SOMEONE’S SHOE!!!Cute post 🙂

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  8. Looks like my yard! I blame it on all these children!

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  9. Right now? Nothing. My yard is perfectly clear of toys and trash. I can’t tell by looking, mind you. The grass is too high. I know this only because the yard was aerated last week and since my daughter doesn’t like shredded Barbies and chopped up pool toys, we cleared it before that could happen.

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