Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

12.08.2005

Going downhill

Talking about the kids sliding down our driveway and my day.

*deep sigh*

The day started off great. Army of Dad made it to work safely. He said the dipshit landscapers at his company left the sprinklers on causing the sidwalks to ice up. I got to sleep late, which was nice. I also flipped over my LOTR-a-day calendar to see today has Legolas AND Eomer. Outstanding.

The children were bummed to have no snow this morning, just iced over everything. Stinkerbelle talked all night and all morning about wanting to build a snowman, but we just didn't have any snow. I did find a suitable substitute - laundry basketing down the ice-covered driveway. It is amazing what a Rubbermaid tote box lid and two laundry baskets can do to bring joy to three children.

The shadows are Stinkerbelle and me.

Sister had to get in on the action, too. She and Hot Rod had laundry baskets and Pickle had a totebox lid.

They did some penguin belly slides, too.

Good thing we got out there early because everything was melted before lunch. That's winter in Texas.

I had to wash the coats and mittens after the belly slides and something on the washer broke and sent water everywhere in the garage, so that took about an hour to clean up. Children cooped up in a house all day made me insane, too. I had to help my neighbor catch a bird that had gotten into her house, too. So, all in all, I got no work done between everything.

*sigh*

Gees, I hope we have school tomorrow!

6 Comments:

  • At 11:55 PM, December 08, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    I was crushed not to be with Pickle today...we had a blast the last time it iced/snowed!

     
  • At 6:39 AM, December 09, 2005, Blogger MrsDoF said…

    What an innovative Mom! Of course it helps that the driveway goes a bit downhill. It looks like the kids had fun.

     
  • At 6:54 AM, December 09, 2005, Anonymous blessed-with-3 said…

    I laughed so hard when I saw the pictures you posted! We got 8 inches of snow yesterday and my kids were disappointed it wasn't more. YOUR kids, on the other hand, who are thrilled to see ONE inch, probably wouldn't know what to do with all this snow!

     
  • At 10:48 AM, December 09, 2005, Anonymous kr said…

    I can remember using a cookie sheet to try and slide on the ice when I was a kid .It was fun, those are great memories.

    I guess here in Texas we have to improvise.

    I am shocked that ANON has not come out of his hole in the ground and posted about the laundry baskets lol

     
  • At 11:05 AM, December 09, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Yeah, it is sort of silly to have sleds here. KR must have had a tiny little butt to use a cookie sheet! I can remember all of us going to AK's house on Old Mansfield Cardinal Road in Kennedale and sliding down her MASSIVE driveway in laundry baskets and on trash can lids. We almost got hit by cars a few times because we were going so fast we coudln't decelerate if we saw cars coming. Those were the days.

    And, I chuckled heartily, KR, at your comment. Are you insinuating that I'm white trash? I'm hurt terribly, you know? ;)

     
  • At 1:03 PM, December 09, 2005, Anonymous kr said…

    white trash?HAHA No way, but I figured the stiff shirt, judgemental asshole would think that.

    It must really suck to be him/her.

     

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