Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Last week we had two snow days in a row. You know how I feel about snow days. The first day was horrible. I was trying to get all my work done and the kids were being Satan's spawn and they BEGGED me to go out and sled with them. We have a sledding hill. In the summer it's our roll-the-lawn-tractor hill. With the wind chill it was 9°. No thanks. So I finally let them go by themselves and they were back and frozen a few minutes later. Then they thawed and began wishing for another snow day. There's some superstition out here that if you sleep with your pajamas inside-out and with a hammer or something under your pillow - you'll get a snow day. They got their wish and all of the summer swim people came for winter sledding. The smart moms stayed inside with me. I do not like standing out in the cold and I have never loved all the effort that goes into sledding. Ten seconds down the hill and then ten minutes back up carrying some baby sledder who refuses to walk. Bleh. I made up some excuse about taking the new kitty to the vet and left.
On Thursday, our first non-snow day, the kids begged to go sledding after school. FINE. WE'LL GO. Bleh. We all got dressed up and went out there. At first I took some pictures and watched. Then Preslie (She calls herself "Jaymeson Blue" these days) wanted me to go with her. Ok. One time. We flew down the hill. Then I put her on the sled and pulled her back to the top. That wasn't hard. So I started going with all of them. up and down the hill, over and over. Sienna and I went so fast and far that we ran over a small tree and landed in the creek. We laughed our heads off. No wonder Jaym likes sledding so much! If you have the strength and energy to go up the hill, it's really fun! I never knew. What else have I been missing out on because I was such a wimp?? Thank you cancer. Thank you for making me strong enough to love sledding.
somethin' your weaknesses into strengths somethin' somethin'.