Talking about snow…
Thursday October 26th 2006, 10:46 pm
Filed under: Knit

So our kids pretty much grew up in northern California, with only the oldest remembering snow at our old house; she’d been not quite five when we left New Hampshire. Then she was off to college, to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, up at a goodly elevation and right by the side of a mountain. Her first semester, we got this phone call. Cue the Calvin and Hobbes: “It’s snowing. I’ve got my electric blanket set on Deep Fat Fry, and I am *not* coming out!”

Now the middle two kids are at BYU, and I didn’t want my younger daughter to shiver. Scarves and more scarves, till finally, she said, um, Mom, I really appreciate it, but I really don’t need more scarves.

When our kids are young, they take all our time. Now, it’s like I can take all that love gained over all the years, and radiate it further out. Everybody’s baby is my baby to admire, I’m not distracted with my own. Everybody’s joy is my joy.

And everybody’s a potential recipient for a good, soft, handknit scarf.

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YES! Scarves. I am thinking in that direction, starting with the crossing guard at my DD’s school! Thanks for re-enforcing the thought.

Comment by Karin 10.28.06 @ 10:58 am

Well, in the end, there’s only so much room around my neck!

…speaking of scarves, almost all my store-bought ones disappeared somewhere between home and here, and I haven’t the faintest idea as to where they are.

Love you! *HUGS*

…and it started snowing this week! IT WAS COLD! I went home and refused to leave the apartment until my review session the next day. *narrows eyes* SNOW IS EVIL!!!!!!!

Comment by Shelle 11.04.06 @ 4:48 pm

So, sweetie, does that mean you need any more scarves? Daughter privileges, you know, you rank over non-family anytime. (And toss a very small snowball for me, you know, just up in the air and catch it again, so nobody can squawk about you throwing it. Say it’s for your mom.)



Comment by AlisonH 11.04.06 @ 5:35 pm

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