Thursday, January 29, 2009

Without A Sled

Hugo's favorite thing to say at the moment is, "I'm good helper Mom". Today we dug our selves out from under the snow and ice. I had a shovel and Hugo had a shovel. He also carried an ice scraper about with him. He helped clear off the grill and front bumper of my car. The problem with his helping me is that he wants to switch up our tools all the time. He'll want which ever shovel I'm using and then five minutes later he'll want to switch again. He did get bored while I was digging around the car and climbed up a snow bank. Then he began to throw ice chunks my way and grunted and groaned attempting to topple over boulders of snow into our freshly plowed drive. We had a break to talk about this and afterward he spun around and set off to explore. An inch of ice capped the snow. Hugo walked all around on top of the high snow. It was a sight to see. He knew it was special and kept asking me to look at him. I wanted to take a picture but I had miles of snow and ice to move and a lunch date waiting. So I hacked and heaved and tried to figure out how to lift with my legs and not my back. Tricky. I was in an ice smackin' and snow throwin' zone when I realized Hugo wasn't where I thought he was... He was sliding down the island (land between the two driveways) as fast as could be with no need of a sled. We have no sled. I didn't buy one when I saw them for sale at Dick's and today when I looked they wanted $30! for a snow boogie board thing which you could customize with your own artwork. Sorry, we'll wait for next year's cheapo normal sleds. Anyway, there was Hugo down on the lower drive, he couldn't make it up the way he had come because it was slippery soooo smart boy of mine, walked up and around the house all on his own. He was glowing at his accomplishment when he arrived by my side. All smiles he was! I went back to my hacking, heaving and swiping while he slid down the island on his snow pants covered bottom over and over again.







6 comments:

KristyKay said...

That;s really cute...not your huffing and puffing...the kid!

Roxi and Ephraim's Family said...

I agree with your mom...that is really cute, and it is crazy how kids will "make do" without a lot of stuff. Daphne has been our best child for this. We have used garbage bags for sleds before. Those are really fast!

MAGGIE MAY said...

Hugo is looking at the camera and smiling! Wow.

So cute--sliding down the hill on his bum. Makes me smile.

Audra said...

That is so cute "sledding without a sled". Where there is a will there is a way, they say! Cute post. :)

Millie Price said...

I'm loving the smile photo, too cute!

Hey Harriet said...

These are beautiful snow photos. It looks so soft & clean & fun to be playing in!