Saturday, January 24, 2009

Quote of the Day: 7

Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.

-- Earl Wilson

Mr F and Mr Bunches and I are not going to ignore the snow today. We are going to confront it, head-on. We are going to put on shirts and sweatshirts and overalls and socks and then snowpants and then boots and then jackets and then hats and then mittens and then a pair of socks pulled over the mittens to keep the mittens on because sometimes a mitten comes off unexpectedly and a hand touches snow and that's all she wrote for that day... and we are going to then make the strenuous journey down the garden path to the backyard, where we will bravely climb into our sled and bravely sled all the way down the backyard from one edge of the yard to the other, narrowly missing hitting the Sorta Great Wall -- thanks to Daddy running alongside and stopping us just before the crash-- and then we will do it all again until we get too cold, or until Daddy has a stroke.

Except that Daddy won't be wearing the socks.

And Mr Bunches won't be sledding. He doesn't like to sled. But he will wave to us.

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