Friday, March 20, 2009

Bring it on First Lady Obama

While watching the news tonight a story caught my attention. A first of its kind in over 50 years. A chance to make the country view things a little differently. Once again, the Obama's are setting a precedent for the rest of the country to follow.

This one, I've got licked. The Obama's are planting a White House garden. The story showed Michelle (she may become a topic of conversation over the next couple of months so I am on a first name basis with her) digging in the dirt and hoeing the mulched ground in a cute little black outfit, thank goodness she didn't have heels on...though she could have used the excuse that she was aerating the plot.

Now, don't get me wrong, I think this is a great idea. The White House hasn't had a garden since World War II. It will be great for them to enjoy the garden as a family and hopefully the girls get a true sense of what it takes to put food on the table, a lesson I think all kids should have the opportunity to learn.

This also lights a fire within me as well. The first thing I said when I saw Michelle with her garden shovel in hand was "Bring it on Michelle. Let's go 'toe to toe' to see who grows the more successful crop. You can bet our peas are going to be sweeter and crispier than yours."

Remember a little bit of friendly competition never hurt anyone. Especially when one end doesn't even know she is in competition.

Of course the Obama's make more money than us, they live in a much nicer house (though its not the walls of a nice house that make it a home), but I highly doubt that their soil is any richer than ours or that their finger nails will get any more dirty than mine will. I wish them the best of luck and hope that they enjoy a successful crop and are able to share some of it with those less fortunate.

However, I hope my peas stand a bit taller, my cucumber vines weave a bit deeper and our tomatoes turn out a bit more plump and juicier than the Obama's. Why? Just because.

1 comment:

Aaron Mathison said...

I think you mean "hoe to hoe" :)