Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mission Accomplished

Some of my friends keep asking me if I've built that snowman yet.  Because I've been wanting to learn how.  And because I really want to make use of the pants that changed my life, hoping they change my legacy as well.

So I put on my life-changing pants today.  And we built a snowman.  Huh?  What?  I'm sorry I didn't hear you.  Oh.  "So what?" you ask.  So... the smiles on our faces and the fact that the snowman (actually, she's a girl) bears any resemblance at all to a traditional snowman is proof that snow pants actually did change my life.  Because, as you may or may not know, I have had very little experience as a snowman builder.  AND.  In each of my previous winters as a mom, I have kept my playing-outside-in-the-snow to a bare minimum.  BUT.  Today, we not only built our new friend, we also stayed outside for a very generous amount of time playing and enjoying (yes, enjoying!!) the snow (i.e. longer than five whole minutes).  AND.  I. Had. Fun.  The best part is, though, that I didn't even have to pretend it was fun.  We're talking good, old-fashioned, honest-to-goodness fun here, people.  A memory that will definitely last.  At least, I know it will last for me.  I can only hope it lasts for her too.  After all, she and her sister are the whole reason I bought the pants in the first place.


Jessica Fuller said...

Yay for you!!! And the joy on both of your faces (or should I say all 3 of you) looks wonderful! I can tell you had fun! I've been wanting to go out and build a snowman, but I keep staying inside because snow play is so hard with a 20 month old. But now maybe I just need to bite the bullet and do it for the older ones, huh? You're inspiring me....

brianna said...

Thanks, Jessica! I'm so glad you're inspired. Can you do it while he's napping? Or would that just not work? Hey -- maybe he could just eat the snow and play like he's in the kitchen. =)
(What I did not mention was that the day before, all I did was read blogs all day and let the television entertain them most of the day. I was spent from having G home for 10 STRAIGHT DAYS because of snow, etc.)

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