No I Can’t – Yes I Can!

ANOTHER SWEET MANGO MOMENT… 

Occasionally, there is a need to keep the banana grove in our back yard in check. Today I removed 5 banana plants from the yard. They grow faster than weeds and they can get really messy and if allowed to get out of control, can become more of a nuisance than what they are worth. We currently have 3 large bunches of bananas growing and I needed to thin the grove out anyway. They are easy to remove as I just cut them below the dirt line with a spade shovel and snap them out of the ground.  I then cut them up with my bolo and load it all in my wheelbarrow. After filling up the wheelbarrow, I fetched my nephew so he could show me where to dump it all (as the barangay is always changing where to dump cuttings and such). He says “No uncle, I will dump that for you.” I told him “No, I just want you to show me where and I will dump it.” Again he insisted “No uncle, it’s too hard for you, I will do it!” I said “okay, it’s up to you, but why do you say it is hard for me…am I too old?”  He hesitated and then explained that the jungle area where he would take it was just too wet and muddy and that I just couldn’t do it. So I conceded to him and again said “okay, thanks…you go then.” After pausing for a moment he then says “Uncle, you want to go with me?” 

Somewhat dumbfounded but mostly confused!

Somewhat dumbfounded but mostly confused!