Thursday, January 1, 2009

Time Flies When You're Having Fun!

WOW! Life just sneaks up on you and before you know it - POW! It hits you and it's on its way out! I swear that school just started! Now we are on Christmas break? And now we look forward to Valentines Day, spring break, Easter and SUMMER! Each event passes by so quickly that I barely have time to enjoy it before it's gone. The anticipation and preparation lasts much longer.

One of my resolutions for this year will be to enjoy the preparation of things other than expect to be happy when the event arrives. Another one is to do more things on impulse. Just like the other day - I told the kids that I was tired of them just sitting around playing Xbox and PS3. I thought they ought to go outside and get some fresh air and exercise. It was a warm sunny day and it just felt good to get out. They tried thrwoing snowballs at each other but "some" can throw harder than other and people got hurt. I had kids running in, throwing off their coat and boots and screaming "I'm not going to be out there with 'HIM!'" So, I bundled them up again pushed them outside. I ran into the garage and grabbed the saucers, jumped on one and went down the snow piled hill in our front side yard! It was fun! The kids were looking at me like I was crazy but I get that look often! I handed them each a saucer and told them to go for it! They ended up spending an hour going up and down and up and down. The hill is only 3 1/2 feet tall but it was all we needed!!!

3 comments:

Krista said...

It's about time you added more to your blog! I thought when you wrote, "Time Flies When You're Having Fun" that you were talking about leaving my house at 3:30 AM on New Year's! Ha! I'm amazed that your kids actually went outside when you told them - mine would ignore me! And what part of "nice, warm day" and a picture of snow have in common? I'm still freezing!

Kari said...

I miss our hill in the backyard! Yes, a hill of snow provides hours of fun! Let's find a bigger hill! And yes, it's about time you blogged again!

Chany said...

Finally! I can't believe you are actually still alive. One of your resolutions needs to be- post more often on the blog! Snow is fun, but come May here and we are still sitting a foot deep in it won't be so great anymore!