You may or may not remember the last Georgia blizzard we had.
Winter in the South is a different kind of animal.
You take them to downtown Atlanta to beautiful Centennial Park for a little after Christmas ice skating.
They start whining like babies as soon as you start walking to the park.
Shivering and fussing.
Then, they see a line wrapping around the rink and they stop dead in their tracks and say “Okay, that was fun. Now let’s go home.”
Side note: The only person who didn’t whine and fuss was their friend Jordan who joined us.
Next, you try to calmly explain to your 10 year-old that her big sisters AND her father are total cold weather WEENIES and would she like to go roller skating later in the week even though she really, really wanted to try ice skating for the first time in her life.
And you snap a picture of her after she looks at the ice rink.
But you insist that everyone is going to walk through the park and enjoy the lights and walk to that giant Christmas tree that must be 1 or 2 city blocks away.
You force photographs while the 18 year-old Soldier girl WEENIES complain and try to make their teeth chatter from the bone chilling 40 degree weather.
The Next Day
Dad has weenie guilt and asks the darling twin who is always most agreeable (thank you Wizzy) to take her baby sister ice skating at an indoor rink just a short drive from our house.
She, along with her darling twin and four college friends, take Scary Baby ice skating in the indoor “much warmer” rink.
Ahhh, precious holiday memories.
Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and you are enjoying time with family and friends!
I’m taking a little blog break and will be back next week with more fun and frolic for 2010.
Thanks to each and everyone of you who leaves a comment or sends me an email. It’s what makes blogging fun.
Be safe and have fun as you ring in the New Year!!