How to Keep Daddy Young: Go Sledding

Miles Run:  3
How that feels on a treadmill: 6
Temp: -10 with windchill
Whine Factor:  Do you have to ask?

This arctic blast is killing me.  That is such hyperbole, but I’m suffering.  Suffering, I tell you.  I do not want to leave my house for any reason.  Not even for a free dinner at the dining hall.  We made fried fish for dinner.  It was gross.  I refused to bring Cope to a school event b/c it was too cold.  She is still mad at me.  I’m dreaming of cancun.  Or even 20 degrees.  How can we bear such trials?

Let’s think on happier times.  Like when Daddy turned into a 10-year-old.

It was Christmas break.  The cousins had arrived!  And it snowed!

Sledding was the only answer.
Someone wasn’t so sure this was going to be fun

But the boy was ready!

Cope carefully manuevered down the hill

And then Daddy hopped on his sled and went flyin’ like he was in the Grand Prix!

My mouth sometimes drops open at the pure glee…you know those times when husband says, “I’m 10 again!”  It sparks happiness inside me.
“I’m 11 for the first time and this is awesome!”
Now all it takes for Dad to get a little more wild is to add another dad or two

There were lots of collisions and crashing

And it’s all good!

Brynne brings out the daredevil in us all.
But I’m telling you now, the days of me flying down a hill face-first?  Over.

Those days aren’t over for Daddy!

Not for this guy either

Daddy?  I’m still not so sure about this

Wild woman

Let’s both be 10!

Are you talking to me?

Then pregnant mama gets into the action.  No, this is not me.

There was some questionable behavior

Hold on, small child!  It will soon be over.

And for the grand finale?  Daddy takes Paige down for the ride of her life.

Faster and faster they fly. Isn’t this fun, baby?  Yes, you can hold on to my leg for dear life.

We’ll go faster and faster and faster!  Maybe go over a some bumps.

Bail out, bail out!  Wasn’t that a blast, Paige?

Yep, you were right Daddy, that was the best!
You can make it up to me by burning the Christmas tree
And we all danced around the fire in our…coats and boots.  It may have been a little Lord of the Flyish.  But no one wore a loin cloth or put a pig on a stick.  That already happened this summer.  And come to think of it, that also involved Daddy.

Let it snow!  And go sled.  Be young.  And make sure to laugh.  Doesn’t that fire look warm?

14 thoughts on “How to Keep Daddy Young: Go Sledding

  1. GrannyLanny

    Thanks for the pictures–it was a treat seeing some Castletons having winter fun. We, too are in our own deep freeze–there’s a layer of ice over the foot of snow and the roads and driveways are pure ice–looks like glass. Hoping to reach a5 degrees tomorrow.

  2. Julia Tomiak

    Oh what fun. Your pictures, and the caption you add, are priceless. Hilarious. I’ve been in a funk with the whole recovering from vacation thing, and this really made me smile. Thanks.
    Cold here too – teens and sleet. But the kids went sledding until their cheeks turned bright red and they decided they were cold enough to come inside. 🙂

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  3. annewoodman

    Ha! So wonderful! We are holed up inside, and it’s only 27 degrees here… too cold for us wimps. ; ) We were hoping for snow, and all we got was a lot of sleet and 10 minutes of snow. Then I didn’t leave the house for the rest of the day. I might not leave the house for the whole winter if it were as cold as your place!

    Stay warm. Cook lots of warm things. Dream of fires.

  4. Emmy

    Great pictures! We had such a good time. I have a pic of you taking pictures….I’ll have to send it to you if I ever download them.
    We saw Les Mis last week and loved it (although….I didn’t think Russell had enough power in his voice). We also like Downton (we’re on season 2).
    I’m so impressed you’re running in the FREEZING cold.

  5. Amy

    Awesome! Can clearly tell everyone were having so much fun. That’s the way to go to beat the chill! Stay warm my friend. 🙂 Thanks for sharing these happy moments.


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