Whining

The recent snow storms have left us with lots of the cold white stuff.

For kids on holiday break from school that means snowball fights, building snowmen, snow/ice forts, and sledding.

For the dad/child recreation director charged with entertaining kids on holiday break that means full days of being pelted with snowballs, the endless process of gathering snow for snowmen, pulling grade schoolers on snow tubes, and constructing forts that provide adequate hide-and-seek spots.

So, please ignore the whining and moaning you might hear from up this way--I understand that school will start again.  When it does, I'll look into hibernation options.

Wait.. Darn work always getting in the way of things.

Happy New Year to all.

22 comments:

Anthony said...

Happy New Year to you and your family as well!

Anonymous said...

Hello SD,

I am visiting by brother on the far side of the state. It is 20 degrees with a foot of snow. We went sledding today for the first time in three years. Tomorrow, we head back to 35 degrees, gray skies, and sheets of rain.

Cheers,
RD

ladyfi said...

Ah - what fun! There's nothing quite like playing in the snow - brings out the child in all of us.

Brian Miller said...

ha. working in education now, i get that break..first time in my life i have ever had 2 weeks off...pretty crazy...hope the holidays were good and i happy new year...

Jess said...

Ha! But think of the benefits~ playing with kids in the snow is great exercise, so that means you can finish off any lingering holiday cookies and gobble up large breakfasts with gusto! I have two teenagers at home during the holidays, and I gotta tell you...I would love if they still wanted to go play in the snow (instead of texting and facebook-ing and generally being bored and disgusted by the fact that we only have ONE television for the enitre household to share) :) Enjoy it!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I was not happy with the timing of the snowfall! The nice dusting on Christmas morning left me feeling all warm and fuzzy... the mess Wednesday into Thursday that caused my flight to be canceled and had me driving thru it instead reminded me why I moved south! :-)

Pat Hatt said...

haha Happy New Year, at least you can't say you don't get any exercise

messymimi said...

Happy New Year!

And if you ever find the cure for work so that hibernation (and getting and saying warm) is an option, let me know.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Thanks for reminding me why I live in the south!

A very happy New Year's to you and yours!

Diana said...

Whining? What whining? LOL!

I didn't realize you had returned from under whatever rock you've been hiding under... but was very glad to see you comment on my blog so I would know you have returned! Like everyone else here, we have missed you!

We had a slight snow a couple weeks ago, but nothing like what you all have been experiencing. Expecting some tonight/tomorrow... but here here in Kansas, we say "I'll believe it when I see it." Haha!

And a belated Merry Christmas to you and your family -- and may you have a safe and joyous New Year! Looking forward to more of your posts! :)

Pia said...

Happy New Year!!!

Kay G. said...

Just ENJOY! These years will FLY by, I promise you that, and you will look back and it is not the time that you spent on your career that you will remember with great fondness but you will be grateful for EVERY second spent with your kids.
Happy new year!

Maxi said...

Aaah, your story makes me so glad that I live in Florida.

Sorry that I missed your latest posts, Slam. Had to change my e-mail address:
maxi.malone8@gmail.com

Happy New Year to you and the family!!

Blessings ~ Maxi

Diane Estrella said...

Wishing you guys a Happy New Year. Hope the family doesn't wear you out before then. :)

Miranda Hardy said...

Happy New Year!!

At least you're keeping busy. Lol

lisa said...

I thought dad/child recreation director charged with entertaining kids" was your work! ;-) It's snowing here today so we'll see how much more work gets done in middle Missouri! Hope you and yours have a Safe and Happy New Year!

BobKat said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR SLAM!

Hope You and Family enjoy... all the white stuff will be gone in a few months :> And the kids will soon be grown up and all of this will be fond memories... and then you can whine all you want about your adult "kids"!

Happy to see you're back...

terri said...

At least snowballs, snowmen, snow forts and sledding are more fun than working. And you probably sleep better at the end of the day too. Enjoy it while you can! And Happy New Year to you and yours!

Selma said...

Snow seems so attractive right now in Sydney as it is very warm here. It has been years since I've seen snow. Enjoy. Happy New Year to you and your family xxx

Donna K. Weaver said...

Yes, we've had lots of snow and now it's freakin' cold outside. Brrrr. Happy New Year!

Dawn said...

Have a wonderful new year ahead! And...*you* aren't too old to play in the snow once they return to school;))

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
Happy New Year to you and yours...looking forward to some great commentary here this year as well.

Stay safe