Felt Bad...But I Reassured Him

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Nelson, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    It's HOT here in Florida......Well I have my Son Help me from
    time 2 time(He is 11 Years Old).........

    After the 2nd yard He was mowing the back yard
    & it took longer than usually? So I turned off my
    mower 2 C what was going on....And there he is sweating
    2 death. He said he is not feeling 2 well. Well I kind of
    went off the handle.

    But I reassured him ...that maybe one day this thing
    might be his...If he wants it. Plus his Birthday was Sat.
    Those Playstation 2 Consoles + Games are not Cheap.

    He is a good Kid .......... I just told him that If he is not
    feeling well then just sit in the truck....Next yard he went @ it
    He did not want 2 let his Dad down.

    @ The end of the day I said Daddy Loves u Boy....& He just
    smiled & said Dad I Love Ya 2...But It was just Hot.......

    OK.....I guess The Heat got the Best Of both of Us.......
    But We made it a point to reconcile ASAP........

  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    I remember i used to go out plowing with my dad when i was 11. i couldnt get enough of it. Just make sure you dont burn him out before he even decides if he wants to do that for a living.
  3. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Yeah mdb,

    Schools out & I probally take him 1 day out of the week....
    No more than that......

    #1 like u said I do not want 2 burn him out.........

    #2 He Calls most of the time & ask if he can help

    #3 It was just Hot.............
  4. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    My son will be 11 years old on Saturday.. I think he's about 3 years too young to subject him to this kind of work.

    What could you possibly go off the handle about or Playstation not being cheap have to do with him working? Maybe your expectations are set too high?
  5. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Well well well.....It is all self inflicted I guess........
    All kids love the Video games....Sometimes they
    rather do that all day then 2 go outside on a
    beautiful day........

    Listen TSG Me & my Son Have 1 of the Best relationships
    A Son & Father can have.....2 me 11 Years old is NOT a bad
    age for them 2 go out & work...Sorry........

    U missed the Whole thread ???????? IT WAS HOT.........


    Remember I assured Him that Daddy Loves Him.......

    Let's read the whole thread before Posting... Please
  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    When I was 11 I already had 3 lawns to mow a week. That was with school, wrestling, and other 11yo things. These were also 1 acre lawns that took 2-3hrs with a 1968 Cub Cadet 48".

    I was a late bloomer! I think I was only 4' tall back then. My Dad never pushed me into it. He could hardly keep me off the darn tractor. He taught me how to fix and maintain it, and other things. When I was 14 I got a job as a bus boy at a restaurant in addition to the lawns.

    Heck I was all but loansharking in High School! :eek:

    Here's a pic from when I was only 11...

    tls 1981.jpg
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    And another pic of my fleet from when I was 18.

    ZTR's weren't really around back then! Hence the "tractors"!!! Wonder where I'd be if I had ZTR's back then?

    equipment 1.jpg
  8. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Yeah All I was saying these days Kids just love the
    Vedio game thing & 11 Years Old Is not 2 young 2

    If that was my Dad (he passed away
    in 1986) He would of said....... the Sun whipped ya didn't it??My Dad would have just let me pout all day long.....With out saying another word......

    But I learned alot from that...I grew up 2 be just fine......

    I guess just different generation....
  9. yardboyltd

    yardboyltd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    It's good to teach a good work ethic, however, don't put his health in jeoprady. Dehydration and heat stroke aren't worth it... I'm a seasoned long-distance athlete, I run 5-6 miles in practice, but the constant hard labor of this job takes a larger toll on my health...
  10. Nelson

    Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Would never take his Health for Granted......I thank God
    everynight......For ALL of my Loved ones Health.....

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