Monday, November 20, 2006
Woke up to an interesting sight this morning. Snow! Had about an inch of the white stuff all over the place. After taking my girls around the stores to look at Christmas lights and see Santa last night, it was very nice to see snow this morning. It reminded me that Christmas just around the corner, and I'm settling into this 'Daddy' gig more and more every year.
My 7 year old is at that age where she's asking about what it was like when I was a kid. On Saturday she was telling me how much she couldn't wait for the snow, and she asked if I used to wait for the snow when I was a kid. I got to tell her about what it was like growin up on the beach in California where it never snowed, so I really didn't know what snow was like until I was much older. She was so fascinated that it never snowed where I grew up. Such a foreign concept to a little girl who was born in Alaska, yet she's half Australian. Snow is normal to her.
I guess that's why I was taken back this morning at the sight of snow. It's still a new thing to me, and I've been looking forward to it as much as she has.
For those of your who haven't had kids yet, one of the many perks of being a father is that you get to experience life through your children's eyes.
Well, that, and you always have a great excuse to stay up late and play video games.
posted by El Capitan at 8:24 AM