Like many stay at home dads, I always need to have a project to keep me busy. This is one of the great things about living on a large block of land. We have plenty of space, and so I always have ideas about what I can do next. I was recently inspired by NASA growing vegetables in space, and so right now, I am planning on building a small atrium to grow some organic vegetables.
There is one thing that always hold me back from even stepping outside, and that is my lawn. With a lot of land comes a lot of grass, and if I were to ever spend my time mowing the entire lawn, it would take a lifetime. Sometimes when I go outside, all I can see is work.
This is why I am desperate to get Isaac involving in helping. Isaac is far to young to use the an electric mower in my opinion, which is a shame because I recently purchased the best electric mower after reading about them on Best Chainsaws and Things. It also left me wondering what the best way to introduce him to some of the other things on that website would be.
Unlike the best chainsaw, which there is no way I would allow Isaac to use, an electric mower is relatively safe with supervision and so I have started to allow him to have a turn pushing the mower with me behind it. I was quite worried about this at the start but it turned out to be a great thing to do to introduce him to mowers.
After seeing how much he enjoyed it, I purchased him this toy lawn mower from Walmart. He is having a great time pretending to be Dad, and I don’t even think he realizes that the mower does not cut grass!
I want Isaac to help maintain the property when he grows up, and I think it is a great way for him to learn about responsibility. I would love some advice on here about any safe electric mowers for kids and how old you think your child should be when they start using it themselves? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.