For a few weeks now, the knucklehead has been getting up as soon as I wake him, getting dressed in record time and shooting out of the back door before I’ve even finished wiping the sleep out of my eyes! Usually just waking him is a mission, so I was quite happy, and assumed he was going for a cigarette as he’s not allowed to smoke inside.
Then this Saturday past, we put a koi pond in the back corner of the garden.
This required the digging of a hole, the relocation of the plants that had been where the pond now would go, as well as the spreading around of the soil that came out of the hole. The process of redistribution meant examining the flower beds and finding spaces for the many plants that had to be moved (we have such a beautiful full garden).
As we walked through the flowerbeds and decided where the plants would go, my Glugster made a discovery.
Neatly propped up with a stick.
And growing very nicely too.
And where was this plant I hear you ask?
Not stashed in a corner unobtrusive and out of sight.
Not hidden in the back of a flowerbed.
It was right outside the back door!!! Right opposite the door, in the flowerbed!!!
Talk about not matching action and consequence… he doesn’t even think far enough ahead to be sneaky!!!
I called the knucklehead over and pointed out the plant. He looked at me and shrugged, feigning innocence. I shook my head at him and told him to get rid of it.
He reached down and pulled it out, and when I asked if that was what he’d been doing first thing every morning he grinned sheepishly and said: “it was kind of an experiment…”