Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Perspective






 

I had a wonderful time away.  Among other things, I discovered you’re never too old to build a snowman.  Although, if memory serves (and granted, it doesn’t always serve well) my snowmen used to be much bigger.

Is the “mini” in my Mini-Me snowman due to my having grown taller or lazier?

And while building snowmen is fun, snowball fights are not.  Too many childhood memories of ice chunks hidden in snowballs.  (Nasty Canadian boys.)  However, a mitten or glove of snow in the face or down the back of the neck is acceptable.  Not particularly pleasant, but acceptable.  And revenge is sweet.

13 comments:

Sherry said...

The great thing about our memories is that they are exactly as we want them to be. Childhood snowmen of whatever size we could manage...and now that we're that bit older, even if taller, our physical capabilities are sometimes just as they were when we were 8. Now, I'm looking at this lovely photo and asking myself, which one is Beth?? (you may feel free to put a snow encrusted mitten down my back next time I see you!!). xoxo

Jaya J said...

looks and sounds good. nice picture too :)
i've never experienced snow so i'll never know.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Snow White and the snow white dwarves. Pity you were 5 dwarves short!

Zhu said...

How cute! I like the middle one :-)

Beth said...

Sherry:
Ha! I can see your dilemma – we’re all rather round!
(If there’s still snow when we meet, watch out...)

Jaya J
On the plus side, you’ve never had to shovel snow or scrape it off a car. Perhaps someday you’ll get a chance to play in it??

GB:
Yeah, I could do with some more men/helpers but when you have to make them yourself… ;)
(Such a great imaginative mind you have.)

Zhu:
Thanks! I’m rather partial to the one wearing red mittens. ;)

Trish said...

Heee they're so cute! I like the one with the red mittens too :)

oreneta said...

Looks fabulous, and cold....brrrr. I must have known nicer boys, I don't remember getting ice filled snowballs in the face.

Beth said...

Trish:
That look of expectancy, delight and wonder, right?

Oreneta:
I hung out with a tough crowd… ;)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Neither. The "mini" is due to your successful attempts to create the world's cutest snow persons.

Glad you had a great time playing in the snow, Beth.
xoRobyn

nursemyra said...

Your snowmen are adorable Beth

Beth said...

Robyn:
Love your perspective. ;)

nursemyra:
Can only take credit for one!

laughingwolf said...

gotta agree, on all counts...

[i see you made it difficult for me with those word thingies again :(...]

Barrie said...

Did you ever read Fifth Business by Robertson Davies? There's a stone in a snowball that starts a whole series of events.