This morning I pulled out all the pea vines, and robbed them of the pods. I yanked up the metal fence that was holding them up, and am composting all the vines.
Then Thing 1 and I worked our tails off, me trimming shrubs away from the house, him hauling all the branches away. For several hours. No complaints from him. Not a one. Who are you and what have you done with my son???
Not only that, he came to help me shell peas afterwards.
For an hour.
Without my asking.
Mr. E took him for a well-deserved milkshake, while I blanched and froze all those peas, and more in the fridge. Four pounds of peas went into the freezer. Yea!
No milkshake for me, though. Sob.