Sunday, February 3, 2008

SuperBowl Sunday: The REAL game!

HEY KIDS! Chore time! Pause the game--score is 7 to 3, Patriots. Its a better life since the invention of TIVO and I'm chomping at the bit to get outside because we are getting some serious snow. We've lived here for 10 years and this is only the second real snow I can remember.

But there's no action--kids are resisting. The TV is already on Pause. So I up the ante. "I'll help if you come now. Otherwise you are on your own."

Without skipping a beat Tyler says, "Naw Dad, we'll go out later. It takes longer when you help." Pause the game--score is 1 to 0, kids. My bluff has been called, but I'll take the compliment. Push play.

Justin is next with the blitz, "Yea, later. What do we gain by doing it before the game is over?" Oooooh...tough play.

Only one play left. Its Dad with the Hail Mary pass deep into the end zone. "I'll tell you what you'll gain," I say with a suddenly confident smile. "You'll avoid the certain gluteal pain that comes nanoseconds after properly applied leg pressure." TOUCHDOWN! Extra point. Game over--the score? Dad 7, kids 1. "No problem Dad, we'll go now."

Uncle Mike just happened to be in town on errand. It snowed hard enough to cap those widow peaks!


Pineapple Princess said...

What? Only 2 weeks too late for the snow?!! I don't know if I have the heart to tell the kids.

Enjoy it!!!

Paul said...

Hey! Its about as rare for us as it is for you to get this white stuff. Kids are out late building snowmen...oh, snow people I was just told.

BonBon said...

Too bad they had to use all the snow on those snowmen. They could have tied the score with an ice ball right to the back of their opponent's head! Go Kids! Don't tell your dad but I am on your side!

WoW said...

It is only minus 25 degrees out on our front porch this morning, everything frosted, clear skies. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Love WoW

Anonymous said...

I guess snow is good for covering widows peaks. That's funny!