Remember when you were little and you stayed home because of snow? Weren't those the best times ever? You would have layers upon layers of clothing, earmuffs, gloves, the whole get up. Then you and your brothers and sisters would go outside and play and sled and never want to come in. Cold- -are you kidding me? You'd be breaking a sweat by the time you came inside. Remember...you were layered. When you would come inside (only because your mom made you), you would have hot chocolate and just hang out.....Well....as a parent...I see that day much differently now. I wanted Silas to see the snow, but the thought of layering a 2 year old and playing in the snow was exhausting. So...do I chase him down for 15 minutes trying to get him layered, or just pretend like it was a normal day and deprive him of that experience? I decided I would chase him down for his day in the snow. Keep in mind we did have to improvise. Instead of gloves, my child wore socks on his hands. Whatever works! He would say, "I'm so excited!", in his little 2 year old voice. Once we made it outside, he had a blast. He really wasn't quite sure what to do...he just ran around. We both actually had an awesome day! As a parent, you do see "snow days" much differently. I think it is just a better view!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Have you ever been so excited to begin something, but when the time arrives to start you're not so sure anymore? That is exactly the way I am feeling about this. I just knew that having a blog would be the thing for me. As I was setting this up, I started thinking that I am not so sure. Why on earth would a person like me have a blog? I am just as ordinary as they come. I am your average mother, wife, and friend. Definitely not a lot goes on in this life at this moment. Then again, I suppose this could get pretty interesting...I am going to hang with it for a while, I suppose. Do you remember the television show, Doogie Howser, M.D., yeah...remember at the end when he is typing on the computer his "daily events"....I kinda feel that way.