Suburban Reality Check: The Yard

When I moved to the suburbs nearly four years ago I imagined being outdoors a lot in the yard with the kids. In my mind I was playing games and cooking on the grill. 

In reality I spend just as much time taking care of the yard as I do enjoying it. 

Maybe I'm feeling a bit grumpy -- a word you use a lot more with a five and a four-year old -- because I spent much of the weekend planting our vegetable garden and flowers.

Next weekend I plan on getting a new grill so maybe the summer will take a turn.