This year we have been "blessed" with several snowfalls. I have to confess these days can sometimes test this parent's flexibility and patience.
While I sincerely want my kids and teens to enjoy themselves with winter frolic, I seem to not be very interested in joining their fun.
"Mom, aren't you going to play outside with us?"
"Mom, the sled is great! You haaaave to try it!"
"Mom, come out to the backyard. You have to see my snowman!"
Don't they know how cold my middle-aged toes tend to get?
Don't they know I am really busy cleaning up after them in here?
Don't they remember that I am a recent rotator cuff surgery survivor?
And then I caught myself. Lisa, you do not want to become that kind of mom!
You are a fun mom who holds onto the hearts of your kids. You are a flexible woman who takes risks and even "suffers" for the sake of higher causes!
Now, find your boots, put on your coat, and get one of your strong sons to help you navigate the slick yard.
So that's what I did.
The snowman outside my kitchen window hung on an abnormally long time, bowing a reminder to me...
Lisa, do not become stodgy...don't sit out the snows!
What kind of fun have you had with your family this week? Please click here to leave a comment, or link up your blog post below.
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It’s Family Fun Friday at Frontline Moms.
We have a tradition here at Frontline Moms. We spend so much of the week unmasking and frontlining and aiming for the remnant, that we need a little dose of Family Fun come Friday!
My co-host for this link-up is my daughter Tara at Mommy Head Adventures.
So please comment or link up your Family Fun blog post for all of us to see. Just make sure it’s family friendly, and fun. Then check back to see what fun other families have commented or posted about.
What kind of fun?
- Fun crafts
- Fun kid recipes
- Fun family outings
- Fun mom games, or
- Funny stories about your family
We hope you will share our fun button which you can find on the sidebar.