The beautiful thing is that if they had a mower it would get in the way of the spinach, silver-beet, watermelons, pumpkin, potatoes, passionfruit and countless tomato plants. Sure dad admitted it needed a bit of weeding but the garden was "going good".
I asked if the kids liked tomatoes as I know my billy lids aren't yet keen on tommys. He said there is no choice. I then got a Forest Gump "shrimp" story. Tomato soup, tomato salad, tomato on toast, roast tomato, sliced tomato, barbequed tomato......etc..
I suppose the point is that we often are quick to judge families and kids by stereotypes. Here is one loving dad doing the best he can. I went home with my stereotype shoved where it belongs and with a lesson on parenting.