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.