However, taper time means that it is time to find someone else to do the job. I know, I know... I could be this someone else, but I'm not. I did mow the lawn a few times when we lived in Charlote. Let me rephrase. I did mow the lawn a few times when I lived in Charlotte and Mark was already living back in Auburn. I called Mark to just chit chat and he asked what I was doing. I said, "mowing the lawn." I could feel him rolling his eyes on the other end of the phone. It wasn't until later that I told him that while I was chatting and mowing the lawn that I was wearing the outfit that I had worn to work that day including the high heels. Evidently a work outfit, high heels, a cell phone chat and mowing the lawn don't go together. Who knew?
Now, don't take me for a diva. I don't mind getting my hands dirty, but mowing the lawn (okay, and laundry, too) are things that I don't typically volunteer for. So, taper time means that it is time to find someone else to do the job.
Other things Mark does not do on taper include:
- Standing up to cook dinner (this includes standing to chop, dice, or use the stove)
- Taking the dog for a walk
- Lifting, moving or rearranging furniture (sometimes we just like to change it up)
- Walking through the mall (this might just be a good excuse)
- Playing basketball, throwing a frisbee or playing vollyball
- Sitting outside in the heat
What is left?
Taper is typically when we rent entire seasons of television shows and watch all 4 DVDs in two days, go to the movies and just hang out.
But, first thing's first... I've got to find someone to mow the lawn.