This year I was facing winter with out my husband to help dig me out.He does construction, and was working out of town for 3 weeks at a time. Sure enough, while he was gone, I was snowed in, with 5 children. Not a pleasant thought. I could handle this many ways. Cry, hire someone to the shovelling for me, or do it my self. I decided it was an opportunity to teach my boys how to do a job right. My oldest 2 boys are 9 and 8. They are hard workers, and their Dad has been getting their help in previous years with the shovelling although, it was more work for him then help up to now.
So, we dug down deep, and kept our walk ways and driveway clean all on our own. I even received the best complement. A friend of mine popped by and assumed my husband was back in town because the walk way was cleared so well. It was all the work of my boys, not my husband.
Yesterday morning, I was told that schools were shut down out of town already. Since we home school, weather has never effected us. I am very thankful for that fact. yesterday here in the city was windy, but now too bad. Of course, the snow still came. This is what I woke up to:
And this is what my 8 and 9 year old boys did:
This was all their own muscle. I only encouraged and coached a wee little bit.
I couldn't be more proud of my boys!