Unfortunately, the kids have started to notice that they're missing out on some Winter fun here in Virginia. Last week in the car, Hollis decided to interrogate me about that white stuff he sees all over the Christmas specials on TV.
Hollis: "Mommy, you know my movie Toy Story? Not the one with the horse, the other one with Buzz?" (Never mind that Buzz is in both of them.) "Woody and Buzz got snow, right?"
Me: "Yes, sweetie, it does snow at the end of the movie. It's Christmas."
Hollis: "When Santa comes?"
Me: "Yes, sweetie."
Hollis: "In his sleighdd?"
He's not quite clear on exactly what a "sleigh" is yet. Right now it's all mixed up with sled. Understandable, I think.
Me: "Ummm hmmm."
Trying to figure out where this is going....
Hollis: "Where's our snow?"
Me: "Well, it's usually too warm to snow here, sweetie, but it might snow this year. We usually get a few sprinklings of snow every year."
Ooh, too complicated. Simplify, Steph, simplify.
Me: "Yes, sweets, we just get a little bit of snow that melts right away. But if it snows this year, I promise you can go out and play in it."
And then I immediately started praying to God that I wouldn't have to get up at 4am to let him play in some snow before it melts.
Hollis: "Santa lands in the snow. Right?"
Ooh, crap. Now I see where this is going.
Me: "Yes, babe, but he can also land just about anywhere."
Hollis: "Can he land in sand?"
Me: "Of course he can, sweetie."
I guess Hollis will have a white Christmas no matter what.
This is my first try at Painted Maypole's Monday Mission. This week the task was to get creative with photo shop. All of these photos were edited with Photo Shop and I added a "glow" to the photos. If you want to know how, just let me know.