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Hitching myself to a little red wagon, and making parenting so much easier!  RSS feed

 
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My little girl LOVES to ride in the wagon. This, of course, hurts my shoulder and makes it so I can't do all the other work I have to do. BUT, I found a solution!

I hitch myself to the wagon with soft belt!


Now I can mow the lawn (EDIT: with a reel mower--don't try this with a motorized mower!), pull my girl around and keep her teething self happy, and get a great workout My legs are sore!

I also found I can hitch myself to the wagon and pull her around while I needle felt. I made most of this dragon while pulling her 1/2 a mile to see the construction that was going on, and then pulling her back!

 
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Great idea! I would caution you about mowing the lawn with the wagon in tow, however. If you hit a rock or big stick, etc. and the mower throws it backward, it could be a potential injury to your precious little girl. Maybe some sort of shield? Otherwise, I love the concept of towing the kids along while you work--maybe they will pick up some useful tips for when they're older and you won't have to work so hard.
 
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It's a reel mower! I've never had anything fly out of it! I definitely wouldn't attempt this if it were a motorized lawn mower! I'm glad you pointed that out, though, because someone else might have taken the idea and "mowed with it" with their motorized mower, and that could prove dangerous!
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:It's a reel mower! I've never had anything fly out of it! I definitely wouldn't attempt this if it were a motorized lawn mower! I'm glad you pointed that out, though, because someone else might have taken the idea and "mowed with it" with their motorized mower, and that could prove dangerous!



Whew! Good to know--I've had so many rocks thrown at me by lawn mowers in my lifetime, it was the first thing I thought of!
 
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