Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Conquering the Hibernation Bug

The following pictures were taken on Monday. Monday was cold. At least by my standards. It was in the 40's, and if you know me well (which some of you do) you know how big of a sissy I am when it comes to cold weather. Just the thought of going outside when the temperature is below 50 degrees gives me the goose bumps. In fact, the only thing that keeps me from picking up and moving south is my family.

The kids and I went outside for a short walk. Just to get some fresh air. The sun was out, and I felt bad keeping the kids inside when it was so sunny (even though I dreaded going out into the cold.) We finished our walk, and I got a little spontaneous. I grabbed the rake from the shed and raked up a big pile of leaves. Then we played. For an hour. And I had fun. And I didn't even notice being cold.

I'm happy that I ignored my initial inclination to hibernate in the house all day. We had so much fun together. I laughed. The kids laughed. We had a great time.

I think I need to step out of my comfort zone a little bit more for the sake of fun. Now that I'm a "grown-up" I have a hard time letting loose and getting dirty. But getting dirty (and cold) can be quite fun.


Christian said...

My thing is playing dolls, Haley always wants to play dolls and it is way out of my comfort zone. But you gotta do what you gotta do!

Sarah said...

Very cute! Since having kids I have purchased a lot more cold weather gear. This year I bought the hat that covers your head and face and only your eyes stick out. My kids can play out in the snow for hours and never seems cold. :)

BurttBunch said...

Maybe I need to step out of my comfort zone and go play more in the cold. I am with you...I HATE going out! I would rather stay in and cuddle in a blanket!