I think it is safe to say I do not like winter. I’ve been reading everyone’s Facebook status’s sharing their below 0 temperatures and I’m secretly thinking…
“It doesn’t matter to me, I’m not planning on leaving my house anyway.”
Except I had to open my back door a few times today.
First, because I caught my boys skateboarding on our frozen pool cover. Although it did look like a bunch of fun, I’m fairly certain that it is a really bad idea.
I’m not sure why it is a bad idea, but I can only assume skateboarding on something that isn’t supposed to be walked on, even if it is frozen, is a really bad idea.
Then I saw a few videos on the internet (mistake #1) that showed people throwing a cup of hot water into the air and turning it into snow or steam or something.
So I dragged all my kids outside so we could try it (mistake #2). But because it was a spur of the moment thing and they were all eating breakfast no one was dressed to be outside (mistake #3). And then it wasn’t quite cold enough for it to work (mistake #4). So I tossed the water, half of it turned to snow, the other half fell on the grass.
The kids were confused. They kept saying, “when are you going to show us the trick?” I contemplated trying it again but since I was wearing my usual flip flops and socks my feet were numb and I decided we’d just chalk it up to another experiment gone wrong and go back to our cereal.
Cora took my phone today while we were doing school. She loves to take pictures. Here’s her blurry shot of our day.
We had a good day.
Tomorrow I’m taking six kids to the dentist. Two of them have tried every trick in the book to get out of it and two are really excited. The other two don’t care. It should make for some good blog material.
My husband has been deployed to the Middle East for 274 days. These are my real thoughts expressing my heart during his absence. I appreciate your prayers and kind words as we cope, adapt, and carry on without him until August 2014. To read from the beginning, click here.