Mama Diaries

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Snow Angels

"Mama," my eight-year-old son said.  "Can I help you shovel snow?"

"Sure," I said.  "Go ahead and grab a shovel."

I continued shoveling the driveway while he searched for his kid-sized shovel.  A couple minutes later, he joined me.  That lasted a grand total of nine seconds.  The boy promptly dropped onto his back in the middle of the driveway and started making snow angels.

"Bubba, can you do that on the grass?"

"No, Mama.  I want to make them in the driveway."

He made about five of those things.  "Bubba," I said.  "I'm going to have to shovel them.  If you want your snow angels to last, go make them in the grass."

"Mama, can you please shovel around them?  They look so nice!"

"I'll tell you what.  I'll keep two of them.  The rest have to go, or we won't be able to get out of the driveway."

So that's what I did.  We now have two snow angels in the driveway.  Unfortunately, I have to go somewhere in about two minutes, so those snow angels are going to have some tire tracks running over their nice little wings.

23 comments:

  1. You're a good mom :) PLUS, you totally crack me up!

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  2. Oh, the cruelty. You should stay at home till the snow melts.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I wish I could, but I have places to go, and things to do!

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    2. I don't. We should trade places. I would make Bubba so happy. I would make snow angels with him instead of shoveling snow. When we were cold we would go in and have hot cocoa with marshmallows. You would probably be very happy here all alone -- except for the Z-Boys. I bet they would love your music making. They might even sing along, as they do to the sound of a siren. Then they are not the Z-Boys. They are The Vienna Boys' Choir.

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  3. That's really cute. My boys were out making them recently, too. :)

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  4. Shoveling snow sucks, all we have is rain, thankfully. Poor snow angels though, crushing their wings, oh the shame.

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    1. I know, I'm so terrible! But I'm still not as bad as you, having those angels do those unbelievable things at your pad!

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  5. So cute! My boy went out to help his Daddy shovel and lasted about just as long.

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    1. Sorry, I didn't take a picture, and now you can't tell they're snow angels. I'll try to remember to take a picture next time.

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  7. Would have loved to have seen the snow angels.
    Here in the UK we have rain, rain and more rain. so many floods distrupting railways and roads still, spring is getting nearer.

    Yvonne.
    Ps thanks for the lovely comment you sent me, brought tears to my eyes,

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    1. Aw, you're welcome! And I'm serious - if you ever want to make a trip to Loveland, Ohio, we'd be happy to have you as a guest!

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  8. We got quite a bit of snow the other day, but no one was thinking about making snow angels. : (

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  9. Cute! My kids made snow angels this week, too.

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    1. You just have to make snow angels when there's snow outside!

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  10. i am telling ya sherry--you've got a gold mine here--your blog would make an adorable series and characters---wishing you a blessed new year :)

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    1. If I can ever figure out how to organize my ramblings into a story, I might just create a book from it.

      Have a wonderful new year!

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