Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Shoveling Snow as Men’s Work?!

Who said shoveling snow was men’s work?

I love to shovel snow in my butt-kicking Land’s End boots, red coat, gloves and earmuffs.

I just can’t get away from Sam for more than a few minutes to do it. When he realizes I’m outside he starts to cry.

I love the exercise. I love helping my husband. I’m 5 years younger and not with a bad back, after all. I love the solitude.

But you don’t see too many women out shoveling snow. How come?

I also love to mow the lawn. With my youngest in a sling. With headphones on and music blasting, my tennis shoes turning green.

But ask my parents … I didn’t always love to do these things. When I was a teenager it was probably pretty hard to get me to get up and do much of anything. Hey, I was a teenager. I was using my energy to grow, right?

As for Aron ... it’s like you wind him up and he won’t stop shoveling. Then his back is killing him for days.

3 comments:

  1. When you are a mom, and in your case a good Catholic mom AKA the Basketball Team Coach, you need those breaks from mommy-dom and the chaotic noise. Sam-wich is still small enough that when it's just him and mommy, he's cool. I know my ex was, and still is, like that. Another reason she likes the Y for her workout, she can leave Estella in the daycare and have her solitude working out.

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  2. How come? Because it's mans work

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  3. I love to mow the lawn! But because I'm always so behind on everything else, it's hard to get to those things.

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