Winter Wonderland

Monday, October 16, 2006

Woke up this morning to see the rain had turned to snow as we slept. My first thought was how pretty, but it was followed by, How icy are the roads? Will the other drivers be carefull? Is he awake enough to manage the icy cormers? Do Rainbow Mans boots fit? Where are his mitts. Adult stuff.

The difference between how adults see the world and how kids see it, was brought home this monring when Rainbow Man bounded out of bed screamind It Snowed! waking up his brothers and all three came tumling out of their rooms and sped to the windows. Excited chatter about snowmen and snow balls and Can I go Play mom.

They look outside and see a brand new playing feild. School time came for Rainbow Man, and he hadn't gone more then six inches past the door when he swooped down to grab a handful of snow. He saw a toy, I saw that last years winter coat has to be replaced.

I dressed the two younger boys up to go Shovel the snow; Child labour rocks play and saw that all three need better mittens. I shovled and they threw snow. I cursed while they laughed. Stuperman, unused to the fit of ski pants,waddled. Falling every three steps. The snow was slush underneath. Novelty mittens just didn't cut it. I got the Driveway shoveled and had started on the steps when Stuperman fell in a puddle of ice water. We gave up and came inside. Hopefully the snow melts tommorrow.

Not very likely is it?

Right now, Warmed by hot chocolate, Stuperman has forgotten the cold hands and cheeks, and is standing, nose to the window, talking to the snow. Blue Boy is begging to go back out, but is to unsure of the new snowfall to venture out alone. He thinks he may "freeb to deff." Trying to explain the concept of a doorbell to This four year old is not going well.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i so cannot wait until tubby is old enough to play outside well im sure she is but we gotta get her a new jacket once yet again!
stupid beta blogger google crap.../i cant figure out how to sign comments under my name or how to add pictures...stupid confusing internet
sponge bobber

12:15 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

After another hot and muggy day here in Louisiana it felt good to read your post.

4:13 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Hate the snow, love the new look!

4:19 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

Sponge Bob i will explain it all to you in a long drawn out email with screen shots

Ole Blue yup, i think I hate you

Mr. FabPfft. You should have come down to shovel. Im pretty happy with the new digs as well :o)

4:42 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Catch said...

Its is beautiful Blue...... I bet the kids had a ball!!!! And your blog is lookin good too!!! You rock

6:53 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

Catch the pictures in this post are googel images I searched the net for. If you want to see photos from this afternoon of Rainbow Man and Blue Boy playing in teh snow, click the link titles "photos" at the top of the blog

7:17 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Hey Blue, after leaving the gym when I walked outside my glasses fogged up due to the heat and humidity. But I feel cool all over again thanks to your post. weather. Yes, you thought I was gloating didn't you. I wish it were cold! ;-)

8:30 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Fantastagirl said...

Love the pictures - especially the mittens - how cute.

I love snow, as long as I don't have to be anywhere.

9:11 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

Fantasta girlACK I didnt take the pics in the post, If you want to see th eboys in the snow its in the link titled photos. But if I had little red mittens I take apic just like that. Maybe with sponge bob mitts? will it work?

Consider the snow sent to you then!

Ole Blue ok fine, take a left, a left, a right, walk straight and another left, right, right, left, backwards annnnnd stop. You are here. NOW do you like the snow???

9:36 PM, October 16, 2006  
Anonymous D. B. Cooper said...

Chicked the place out did you? Nice.

Ah... I miss little one's and the first snow. The only way to look at winter and enjoy it is through their eyes.

10:45 PM, October 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts on snow are:

1) the first snowfall of a season is pretty
2) it's kind of neat to have snow on Christmas
3) if it has to snow at all, it might as well snow enough for us to be "snowed in"
5) it's better than an ice storm
4) in general, it sucks.

P.S. Like the new look!

5:59 AM, October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ugh, I hate snow! I might freeb to deff too!

9:33 AM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger Lori said...

Luv luv luv luv the new look.

4:18 PM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger Miss Ann Thrope said...

Holy shit! I hope it's not contagious.

8:37 PM, October 17, 2006  

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