Sunday, December 6, 2009

Polar Bear Club

Just a couple of days ago I found myself staring out my kitchen window. I caught myself actually feeling shocked that there is a rather large swimming pool out there where not so long ago there was grass and dirt. It was awesome. But even with that momentary feeling of awe, I have absolutely no desire to jump in said pool. I am a wimp of titanic proportions where cold is concerned. If I even look at the pool for too long I feel my toes start to go numb and I'm checking for symptoms of frostbite.


Hunter does not share my sensitivity to the cold. Every couple of days he begs to go swimming. Every couple of days I explain the concept of seasons and assure him that the water that looks so inviting in his mind is, in fact, only a few degrees above freezing.


Yesterday he asked again. Yesterday I decided to let him figure it out for himself.


The following is a photo-documentary of Hunter's education. Watch closely how the expression on his face changes as he realizes his mother is not a complete idiot:
















Practicing tough love. It brings tears (of laughter) to my eyes every time...

11 comments:

Erin said...

Oh, what a sad little face! Poor guy!

Cheri said...

Brenda, that is Priceless! Thanks for sharing. I love reading your blog, you do an awesome job!

Orr Family said...

That is AWESOME!!!! Boys always need to figure it our on their own!!!

Lauri said...

Oh wow, I love the transition in his expression!!!

Pepple Family said...

Oh my that final picture is priceless! I love it!

Karen said...

That last picture is awesome!

Mom said...

This is SO terrible! I laughed out loud but it was so sad! Such hope and then...
You may never get him into the pool again. Love you guys!

Team Jefferies said...

That is AWESOME! You ROCK Brenda!

Becky said...

Now that's funny! Good thing you grabed the camera.

Quin's momma said...

Yes, I'm glad you had the foresight to grab your camera. That is hilarious. You know I'm a total fan of tough love parenting. It is hilarious at times. Good job!

britty said...

we share parenting tactics. this is priceless! they gotta learn somehow.