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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mulch

My husband bought some mulch today.

I looked at it like a rare and exotic animal. Mulch. Yard decoration, which in our lives is the equivalent of exterior fluff.

It's an afterthought, usually very far down on our list underneath midnight car rides, school phobia, homeschooling, malfunctioning gastric systems, a cacophony of medications, sleeplessness and whatnot.

Mulch.

I told myself that our landscaping could grow wild for all I cared. I had children to rear. And, while we do live in a neighborhood of manicured lawns, well, I just hoped that our neighbors would learn to look the other way.

Weeds and certain parts of flowers are the same color, you know, and they all mix quite nicely in our overgrown lawn, anyway. I told myself that I didn't need a groomed yard in order to enjoy our home.

A quiet Mom Cave suits me just fine, and I'm the only thing alive in here. It's easier that way.

Mulch.

I looked out our kitchen window as my husband madly set about spreading it in the little courtyard we have at our front entrance. He was trying to get as much done before our older son started to become anxious and required decompression time on a local carousel.

I was surprised to find that the mulch made our courtyard looked almost civilized.

We're a house full of autism.

We aren't civilized.

We don't do mulch.

But I guess this year, we do. Huh. As long as nobody tries to eat it, I think it might be a pleasant change of pace.

Certainly, this is not our yard, but it's a goal, right?

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4 comments:

  1. Mulch is my friend. It keeps flowers alive by holding moisture and keeps weeds at bay. I love me some mulch. BUT no one here is interested in eating it. I do have a dog who now and then brings me a piece of it, no idea why; gift maybe? LOL
    Is that pic your yard? Or just mulch? :)

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    1. It is NOT your yard, but nice at any rate. ♥

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  2. a little mulch never hurt anybody:)

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  3. I used to order mulch and they'd dump it in a pile in the driveway-- for the boys to jump in. Now I get someone else to mess with it. But really, I'm like you. I have kids to raise. My house looks like hell. Except for the mulching. Makes thing from the exterior look, well, clean....?

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