This Man Trying And Failing To Mow His Lawn Is All Of Us

by Maria Guido
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Man takes over mowing duties for his husband, hilarity ensues

Mowing the lawn. How hard can it be, right? My husband makes it look so easy. Yes, he always comes back into the house sweating like a pig and out of breath, but watching him do it, it always looks so seamless. The mower just glides through the grass. No big deal. I could totally do it if I had to.

HA. Yeah, no. I insisted on doing it once to prove that I could and I was sweating and crying in minutes. That’s why I’m pretty sure this guy who posted about a similar experience he had recently when he attempted to do the yard work is my soulmate.

Ricky McWells wrote on Facebook, “My husband asked me tonight if I could mow the grass in the backyard. I was like ‘yeah babe! I can do that!'”

Ricky McWells is all of us. Or at least any of us who’ve ever doubted how hard our partners work on the yard, and assume it’s a task we could easily take on.

“Believe it or not, I have mowed the grass before, but this was the first time in a few years. Thankfully my husband is EXTREMELY picky about our yard, so he normally does it,” McWells tells Scary Mommy. ” His reaction was exactly how I thought it would be. I’m an EXTREMELY sarcastic, humorous and dramatic person, so he knew the moment he asked me to mow that I wasn’t going to take it without being a slight smartass.”

If his husband is picky, this is definitely not going to fly. The first time I ever mowed a lawn I couldn’t stop thinking, “How does he do it? How does he make it so those weird lines don’t come up? How does he seemingly effortlessly make the grass look great?” If you’ve ever doubted how hard it is to mow, try it. Once. For about a minute and a half. You’ll never underestimate the power of your partner again.

But back to Ricky. The saga continues…

The album McWells posted on Facebook has been shared over 300,000 times in a few days… because it’s hilarious. There are 36 images in total, and they really shouldn’t be missed.

“In all seriousness, mowing was not that hard — but I feel like I definitely portrayed what goes through people’s heads while mowing,” says McWells. “I’m the kind of person who can find humor in just about anything.”

Moral of the story: if you ever get the fleeting thought that yard work is no big deal and maybe you should prove how great you would be at it… keep your mouth shut.

Trust Ricky.

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