Go outside….. please.

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The kids are so excited to have a white Christmas. Totally white. (Watch, it’ll rain hard and warm up big time tomorrow.) They are so looking forward to sliding at Grampie & Grammie’s place on Christmas day. But of course we don’t wait for that special day to take advantage of the cool weather. This mean mommy makes her kids go outside to play every afternoon. I don’t really have to tell the older 3 to go out but little #4 would prefer the warm indoors to a winter wonderland. I don’t blame him, I would too. But I’m following in my mothers footprints and sending them out. I now know why she wouldn’t let us come in for a long time when we were kids playing in the snow.
“Hey mom, I’m coming in now.”
“No you’re not.”
Out we go again to dig yet another tunnel in a snowbank.
Moms are smart. :)

Here are my 4 explorers today. We’ll try to forget about the part when they were all walking back to the house and #4 decides it would be more advantageous to sit down in the snow and scream, yell, and cry about not being able to catch up to the others. Loved that part. Loved it SO much.

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3 responses »

  1. I’m waiting for the day that mine is able to go out by herself and play with the neighborhood children in the yard. Until then, I have to brave the cold too :) This is the first time in YEARS that I’ve had snow mittens and snow pants on my christmas list :)

    great pic of your little explorers!

    and did you know they are calling for rain on christmas eve? that must be some kind of cruel joke since we have been in the deep freeze since dec 1st!

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