February 21

This coming weekend, the boy will be going with our youth group on the annual ski trip.

In January, he bought himself a hat to wear on the trip, and with that purchase, began the slow journey to total, uncontained fervor.

About 2 weeks after that, Aldi carried snow board pants and jackets. We looked at them, because he had been using a pair of Superman’s old Air Force flight pants and coat, but the pants were beginning to fall apart, and they just weren’t ‘cool’ enough to go skiing in. (major eye rollage here) I told him that I couldn’t afford them, but secretly I was going to get them for him. I purchased them a week and a half later, laid them on his bed, and the excitement began to build in earnest.

When the boy has been given a gift, and it is something that he is really excited about, he uses/wears it all. the. time.

Yes internets, a hat and coat do make the man.

He was so excited about this coat that he begged me to let him and the girl walk to the library. He had to ‘make sure that it was good in the cold and wind’. (can we get some more eyes a rolling?) Later that night he tried to wear the ski pants to bed.

Last week, he purchased himself a pair of OTG (over the glasses) Ski goggles.

They came in the other day.

He wore them all day.

When I went downstairs to read some scriptures with him before bed, there he lay, all covered up…wearing those goggles.

Yes, my friends, the excitement has reached a fevered pitch here in the house of Chocolate. Saturday he is leaving, and things around here can get back to normal. Whatever that is.

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21 thoughts on “February 21”

  1. That is funny. Stacey my 10 yo is like that too. If she likes it watch out because you are going to see ALOT of it.

    He looks good in all his ski stuff though. And it is true he had to try it out. Gotta know whether or not it works right. lol

  2. That picture of him in the goggles is hysterical. You can see the red where his eyes are. If he weren’t grinning so much and holding a spatula, he would look mean…maybe like the Terminator.

  3. Our daughter is like this, she will wear it constanly if we let her, then when it wears out she will make a pillow, purse or something out of it so she can have it with her. Oh and if the dogs should happen to have a hankering to chew or play with said clothing, you would think the world was coming to an end.

  4. What a sweet boy you must have. He looks great in his new gear, but the thing I noticed was that he is drying utensils. A teenage boy who helps with dishes. You are truly blessed.

    My son never did anything like that. He thought that was women’s work. I could barely get him to pick up his dirty clothes without a fight.

    But what goes around comes around. He is now married with two children, and both he and his wonderful wife work. She works for a big corporation and has set hours, he is a contractor and pretty much sets his own. But when he’s home, he does not only the clean up, but most of the cooking.

    And by the way, the cheesecake is mav-a-lous dahling.

    Yep, he was drying the dishes. He is a great boy.

    I am so glad that you enjoyed the cheesecake….isn’t it the best???

  5. Ahhhh….that is so cute though… πŸ™‚ He’s such a good boy…..(it is funny) but he’s still a good boy…To think. It’s the simple things in life that have him so excited…. πŸ™‚

  6. My kids are like this especially the girl. Trying to get her out of a favorite piece of clothing takes an act of Congress or the threat of not being able to do something that she really wants to do. Then as soon as the item is washed it’s back on the body once again.

    I hope that the boy has a great time on the ski trip. I take it the girl isn’t going? Since you didn’t mention that.

    Nope. She doesn’t like to ski.

  7. I too like the goggles pic πŸ˜€ lol!

    Jessica is like that with stuffed animals and night clothes…she usually wears her favorite nightgown or pjs all day long…lol. Oh yea, we can’t forget shoes! If she gets new shoes, she will wear them to bed if I let her πŸ˜›

    You have done such a wonderful job with your children ❀ .

  8. Let me in on the secret here. So to get my teen boys to help with dishes all I have to do is provide goggles?

    Where, oh ,where did I miss that memo?!!

    Cute pics!

  9. You have the sweetest son. I wish he was closer to my daughter’s age. Tee hee hee!

    I hope he has a wonderful time on the trip. I did ski once. In Germany. On bunny slopes. ‘Nuff said. πŸ˜†

    Monsterous chocolate hugs, Robin

  10. Great pics. That goggles one just cracks me up with those little red laser eyes! LOL The one of the two together has the kitty’s in the background doing more sunning! πŸ™‚ Did ya notice that? πŸ™‚ It’s so cute.

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