If you weren't born and raised as a Country Girl, then you had better earn the title. And, while I'm not 100% there, as of this past weekend, I am definitely one step closer.
Phil and the kids put up a very lovely, bona fide, 3-wire clothesline for me! I guess the fact that I am giddy like a kid in a candy store over it makes me even closer to earning the title of Country Girl ;)
Here are my hard workers, fixing to put a second coat of paint on the clothesline posts. I actually inherited this clothesline from my Mother-in-Law, and if I were a betting woman I would put money on the fact that my Father-in-Law built these posts, but I don't know that for sure. Either way, I have a REALLY nicely constructed clothesline, and it has sentimental value, too =). I'm sure Phil's Mom will love seeing her Grand-kids running around 'her' clothesline while I hang clothes, or helping me put the clothes out on the line, too.
Of course, Natalie thought she was way more knowledgeable about how to do the painting, so here she is telling the others, "you have to dip the paintbrush just like this!..." She's definitely the oldest child, and I love her initiative.....sometimes ;)
Rachel was really excited to be included...usually she is "too little", so she felt like a big girl this day! I love watching the girls together. It makes me happy to think they might one day have the kind of friendship I have with my sisters.
Here is the span of the clothesline. Don't ask me how wide it actually is...I have no idea (you can knock a point from my Country Girl status for that one ;). All I know is that I can fit about 3 loads of laundry on that thing!
Rachel quickly lost interest in painting the post, and decided to just decorate the newspaper, instead :)
Luke really wanted to crawl over and get in on the action.....
....but, the task of keeping his little knees off the concrete kept him too busy to get to where he wanted to go.
Here it is, all finished! Isn't it great?!?!
I don't know what it is, but there is such simple beauty in clothes on a clothesline, blowing in a summer breeze. I especially love seeing my cloth diapers hanging out there. Ahhhh! It's the simple things in life that mean the most....
While I must keep working on earning the Country Girl name, my kids have no need...they were simply born with it. Well, Andrew & Luke fall more under the 'Country Boy' category, but you know what I mean ;)