So we are getting a snowstorm as I write this. Nothing big, just six inches or so, but enough so I had to plow the driveway.
Well Katie is working, the other kids are at their other parents house, so it is just me and my daughter here. She LOVES to be outside, so out she goes this morning and makes a nice Snowman, complete with stick arms, hat, two eyes made out of coal, and even the carrot nose. The only thing missing was the corn cob pipe, but hey, this is the health conscious Frosty The Snowman. A person has to be 21 to buy tobacco products now! (LOL)
But ole Frosty is also tempting fate.
My daughter (she is 6 after all) put him "Right in the middle of the driveway so Mommy can see it when she gets home." She said that with great pride!
Of course I have to plow the driveway, and I envisioned myself backing into it, plowing it over, hitting it with the grader blade, I mean it is RIGHT SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DRIVEWAY! But I plowed all around it, and left her snowman alone.
On this last day of 2019, am I in the running for Father of the Year Award? I did manage to keep these children, somewhat happy, in clothing (and they grow fast), healthy and fed. Does plowing all around a snowman count for just a bit more from dear ole dad? I do not have a lot of money I know, but I do show my love in other ways?
Well done. As far as I can tell, far too many kids these days (oh my god, I sound like an old person) are too used to being in comfortable, well climate-controlled environments, and spending the time to build snow people is too much for them.
I keep telling my kids (4yo twins) that there’s no bad weather, only bad clothing choices. I think they’ve started to believe it
Clay, shade, neighbor’s Norway maples.....we’ll work it out.
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