Growing up Grass-Free in North Norhill

GROWING UP GRASS-FREE IN NORTH NORHILL Kids don’t need yards- not grassy ones anyway. For a 2 year old, concrete is complete perfection. He practices his tricycle riding. He pushes Tonka trucks at near warp speed. We inflate ‘the pool’ with no worries of it killing the grass underneath. Balls bounce and bubbles pop and sidewalk chalk art covers every inch of visible ground. We just had another baby- another boy. Like our 1st, the new one will lay on a blanket on the deck. He’ll be shaded by the car port and we’ll have no fear of accidentally laying him down in a bed of fire ants. We bought our older son a giant playhouse to help occupy him while we are attending to the demands of a newborn. It has a gas station on one side and his little scooter can easily glide down his ‘road.’ The basketball hoop on the other side benefits from a hard bouncing surface.” [The Heights Life]

6 Comment

  • HAHA,
    Neat take on the need for a yard.

  • Yeah, paint the baby bottle white. That kid’ll never know it’s only water. (Groucho Marx)

  • Nothing like pretending you don’t need it to compensate for something you don’t have.

  • They will be metro boys-all city!

  • I think the ideal yard consists of a deck, enough grass for the dog to do his business, and gardens. I loved my little yard in Washington (a formal garden in the front, a brick courtyard with potted plants in the back – no dog back then).

    Seriously, grass is overrated.

  • i think the quoted bit taken out of context sounds a little miserable but when you read the whole story it gives an interesting perspective on how they came to the conclusion to leave concrete where they thought they wanted to add grass.