Friday, February 22, 2013

Snow Day

It snowed late last night, so i didn't get a chance to enjoy the best part.  And it didn't really amount to much anyway...maybe 3 inches.  I did get to take the beautiful Ms. Gwendolyn out to play this morning before leaving for work.  I shoveled the sidewalk as she shoveled it right back on telling me :

"daddy, why don't you want the snow there?  It's supposed to be there." 

To which i replied:

"baby, we don't want anybody slipping when it turns to ice."

She just looked at me insisting it be there, so we covered it back up.  Free spirited innocence lit up her face when we got done.  "That's where the sky wanted it." she tells me.  And i agree.  She laid and made snow angels...she's my angel.  Although, she's a deceiving little angel with a streak of heathen in her.  We got the little plastic sled from the shed and i pulled her up and down the street as she giggle and yelled and insisted i pull her faster so she can't hang on and would fall off, which i did.  Repeatedly.  Cheeks red, face and hood full of snow, she hugs me and tells me she loves me.

She has no idea how she has changed my life.  The simplicity of the way the world works in her eyes can be had at no other time in life.  I didn't get that, which i wouldn't ever change because i wouldn't appreciate it the way i do now.  And even though i can't fully experience it i catch enough of it from her, as well as my son who is beginning to be tainted by the world, by life.  It's not necessarily a bad thing, its just the way life is. And i hope one day they'll appreciate the simple childhood they had because i know i sure appreciate giving it to them.  I'm lucky as hell, there's no other way to describe it.


  1. Shes beautiful Ryan. I hope you all enjoyed the little snow you got, we're expecting 9-16 inches tomorrow!

  2. How very adorable. The worst thing about a childhood is that you only realize how amazing it was when you get older.


  3. "a streak of heathen in her"

    I bet you wouldn't want it any other way though :)

    1. No, i really wouldn't want it any other way. I've grown to appreciate people just doing their own thing, stepping to their own beat.