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Frost

November 21, 2012
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 “MOMMY THERE’S WHITE ON THE GROUND!!!”

“Sorry to disappoint guys, but it’s frost, not snow,” I said as I forced myself to wake up.

They were so excited when they looked outside –  Frost on our ugly front yard grass that goes dormant and brown in the winter.  They didn’t care, though.  They threw coats and boots on to go check it out and crunch for a few minutes and promptly came inside to crash on the couch with low fevers and coughs and stuffy noses for the morning.

It felt so good not to take anyone anywhere today.  14 drop-offs and pick-ups each week  is starting to get to me.  Nick still woke up first and got everyone else up, but it was nice to watch some PBS holiday specials and take our time making oatmeal and just hang out and play without an agenda.  Sometimes, often really, I think that sickness does serve the purpose of a forced slow down.  Usually when we need it most.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2012 2:58 pm

    love your pictures… and the purpose of sickness. bang on!

  2. November 21, 2012 6:55 pm

    We’ve had a snowy sick day here too… a much needed “reconnection,” chill together on the couch, do-not-much , just-be day. A built-in pause.

    • Lillian permalink*
      November 27, 2012 4:18 pm

      They’re my favorite:)

  3. November 21, 2012 10:57 pm

    I can hear the crunch of the frosty ground! Christmas is coming.🙂
    Stay rested, friend.

    • Lillian permalink*
      November 27, 2012 4:18 pm

      Thank you!! I love that sound:)

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