Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Not Prepared...At All!

Part I

Sam's first snow day! I woke up this morning filled with anticipation! I mean, school had already been cancelled last night, so they must have expected...something. Right? Sam and I jumped up and rushed to the window to find a few flakes in the air and what could only be described as a demi-dusting of snow on the ground.

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Well, at least Sam was still filled with wonder and amazement! The first thing he said after staring out the window for a few moments was "Can I get my Crocs?" So, we scrambled to get dressed so that we could go out and "play" in the snow. You know, build a snowman, throw snowballs, make snow angels... Anyway, it has been a very mild winter here and I have not bought winter gear for Sam this year. I did manage to find a hat that fit and I wrapped my scarf around his neck. Thankfully, Linda and Sarah brought him some new, much warmer shoes just yesterday. No mittens to be found. I left him in his PJs since I knew we wouldn't be outside too long and out we went!

Check out my little ragamuffin!

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Part II

A little later in the morning, as I was busy working (playing) on the computer, I heard Sam say something about a hat. Then I heard something about a "thing." Finally, he came to me and asked to go outside to make a snowman. I had to laugh, because all he was wearing was his pajama top, hat and my scarf. I asked him if he was ready and he ran to get his shoes on.

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God bless him. Just look at my beautiful boy...

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...balancing ever so gracefully on the line between genius and idiot.

"Honey, you need a little more than shoes to keep you warm if you're going outside."

"My coat!" he exclaims as he runs off. I turn to see this:

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Hmmm. "Baby, let's get some pants, too!" "Okay!"

He seemed to like that idea, so I was finally able to get him bundled up and warm. I even found his mittens! However, it took so long to get dressed that when we got outside, the snow had melted!

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Sam had to search high and low for some snow to play in.

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And of course, he tasted it! Sam is such a little scientist! Here he is making very thoughtful observations about the snow.

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He declared that it tasted "like ice." Brilliant observation, my dear.

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We had a great conversation about what snow is. He couldn't get enough! He even shared some with Putter.

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And then...he discovered icicles!

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Oh, boy! He may as well have found a bowl of M&Ms! He loves to eat ice! I probably shouldn't have let him eat the icicles hanging off the dirty grill. But he was having so much fun! I can't imagine he ate enough dirt to do any harm.

By this point, I was freezing and the only finger I could move was my trigger finger. So I tried to pry him away from the icicles. But as I did, he happened to look up and discover the icicles hanging from the roof.

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"Whoa, Mama. Can I get up there?"

"Sure Sammy, but first let's go inside and have some hot chocolate and we'll get those icicles after we've warmed up a little."

Thank God that he forgot about the icicles until after they had melted! I certainly wasn't prepared to climb up to the roof!

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By the way, as I write this, my naked child is watching Little Einsteins and doing all the ballet moves along with the characters. "Mama, I'm the Toy Prince!"

You've seen nothing until you've seen a naked little boy ballerina doing plies!

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Why does Sam always seem to be naked or half-naked you ask? That's a whole 'nother post!

2 comments:

Jenni Jiggety said...

Oh he is CUTE! LOL! Glad he enjoyed the snow!

Brightfish said...

Thanks, Jenni! Since you were here, I've figured out how to make the big pictures clear. I feel like I learn something with every post! I subscribed to your blog. Thanks for getting me addicted to one more! My husband thanks you too! I can't wait to check out the blogs in your blogroll.