Wednesday, December 17, 2008

yesterday...


....my son (8) told me that shoveling snow makes him feel important.

best.

news.

ever.

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shoes are from Land's End. I have them in red, too.

45 comments:

Beth said...

I have them in blue, in an amazingly similar shot!!

http://modernjax.blogspot.com/2008/11/feeling-fluish.html

Jenn said...

I have slightly different Lands End shoes/boots in red too. LOVE them. They keep my feet so toasty and they are so comfy...at an affordable price. Yea for LE!

nhsmith55 said...

You are one lucky mom!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

That sounds like a really good situation! :) I got snow boot for our girls there too! Always dry and warm :)

Sarah said...

I have them in brown...great shoes...wore them today. :)

Julie said...

My 5 year old loves vacuuming. How good is that. No doubt its a phase. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Tina said...

Awesome! Take advantage while it lasts!

Carol VR said...

Should he need extra snow to shovel, he's feel to come to CANADA and shovel mine.

Chicago Sarah said...

Sweet. He's welcome here anytime. We like making people feel important about things like laundry and dishes, too! ;)

Louise said...

As we have no snow, vacuuming is the next best thing and apparently doing dishes is pretty cool too!! For now anyway....!

littlebluecottage said...

That sounds like one great kid....probably should keep him around. Great pic too.

Tina

CJ said...

Enjoy that phase of his life while you can!
Love the shoes - going to LE now to take a look :D

Jackie said...

Great way to have him helping!

CJ said...

Wow that is a really cool shot!
I'm impressed that you got an 8 year old to shovel snow. LOL

Nichole said...

hahaha that IS great news! :)

SewAmy said...

That is great and funny at the same time. Love it.

Dianne said...

I don't live where it snows, but I do have two sons who hopefully will say that mowing the lawn makes them feel important! One can dream, right?!

Jane said...

The shoes in the photo look RED, aren't they?

It is good to know how your son feels about snow, considering where you live! LOL!!

Jane

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What a great boy!!!

Leslie said...

that is very cute...

Lisa said...

that's cute!
my boys have figured out that it's kinda "manly" to chop kindlin and bring in wood to put by the fireplace.

amandajean said...

jane,

these shoes are actually bright orange. :)

aj

PunkiePie said...

Lucky you! I tell my husband that when he shovels (plows) the snow, he looks really important... just so I don't have to do it!

Jen :)

Amy Jo said...

No way!! I was JUST looking at these shoes and pondering if I could justify them. I adore them in red, but the orange is just PERFECT!!
And such a great boy you've got there!

Chara Michele said...

Lucky you! :)

Julie @ Letter9 said...

lucky you! my son (18 months) just discovered that he loves helping mommy with the laundry. he helps me carry the basket, takes the dry clothes out of the dryer and puts them into the basket, then helps me put the wet things into the dryer.

now if only he'd learn to fold i'd be all set!

Katherine said...

Looks like he'll be feeling important all winter. ;o) Too cute!

Cara said...

Well I got my boys trained to love cleaning the toilets with those Clorox wands. Best invention ever!

Tasha Horsley said...

Hi!

Just wanted to send you a little note that I finished a Christmas quilt using one of your tutorials. I love the quilt and shared it on my blog today. I linked to your blog in case anyone was interested in the pattern, plus I wanted to make sure you got credit for being so inspiring! THANK YOU!

Happy Holidays!
Tasha

sammyjo said...

AWWWWWW bless him!

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- what a great kid!

Roxanne said...

We would love to make him feel very important at our house any time! I'm not a fan of shoveling. I keep telling Lee I got married so I wouldn't have to do it. Maybe I just need cute boots? ;)

Renee said...

that is great news - I hope you kept up the encouragement!!

Linda said...

Way to go Z! So glad shoveling makes him feel important! :)

Crafty Lady said...

That is too sweet!

Grandma Ciffer said...

Just ordered myself a pair! Thanks for the boost to place the order.

lera said...

What a lucky mom you are! A willing, IMPORTANT helper and some lovely orange and red shoes!

Carmell said...

i'm sending my 10 yr old to you! you would think i was asking for a kidney from all the attitude i get just asking him to do his chores... anything extra forget it!

Puglette said...

yay! that is so cute about your son. thanks for the link to the cute shoes, they are on sale for $19.99! wohoo! i ordered the green ones.
hugs,
puglette
:o)

jacquie said...

awww....he's growing up!

happy zombie said...

I would like to make your son feel important, too!

Anina said...

Just keep telling him how important he is and you'll never have to shovel snow again. :-)

AMY said...

So cute! And lucky you too. :)

Rebekah said...

lucky you! I wonder if we could hire your son for some manual labor around here :)

Clair said...

Z should come live with me...I have been shoveling off and on for the last month. It doesn't make me feel important. (The word verification for this one is ching)