Thursday, February 03, 2011

A post about free puppies, fluffy kittens, rainbows and unicorns.

Hahahahahahahaha!!! FOOLED YOU!!! This is totally not about puppies or kittens. This post is about SNOW!

WAIT! Don't go! My snow pictures are just as interesting as the 29,643 other posts you've seen the past few days!!! I SWEAR!See? MY kid in 2 feet of snow! Not someone else's kid, but MY KID. I told you this post was unlike anything you've read thus far.Oooohhh.... Piles against the windows and driveway with token children AND a shovel for ambiance. Sort of a "frustration" mood or even "Precursor of things yet to come..."LOOK.

Look at what I did. 90% BY MYSELF.

Have you seen me? I am 5'2" and not athletic. While Justin helped me for 45 minutes near the bottom and my neighbors pitched in once they were all done with their own messes (the remaining plowed in snow at the bottom disappeared in mere moments!) I did the majority of this all alone because Patrick got snowed in by his work and stayed at a cousin's house the night before. Which means I WAS alone during the freakish "thunder snow" (it happened and it was scary as shit). The kids and I watched Happy Feet (fitting) and huddled in my bedroom with candles and the one lantern I could find that works. My husband FINALLY got home juuuust as I was finishing up the driveway. Convenient, no?One of the two kids who DIDN'T help me shovel. Too much fun to be had.
Moments later she was giggling hysterically because she couldn't get up. "Help! Help! I'm STUCK!"

No way. I have snow to shovel. Toodles, sucka! Muwaaaahaaaahaaaa!!

All of the big kids even played football in the backyard. Every 20 minutes found one of them banging on my back door to borrow some more gloves as theirs were coated with snow. God forbid they choose the WATERPROOF ones. You can't grip a football with big gloves. Apparently, only thin and stretchy ones will work.

And yes. That IS a pile of random, broken items on my back patio. Yes. We ARE "those neighbors!" Nice of you to notice.

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