|Alan climbing up the cardiac hill ...|
We back to a big hill that is common ground. Alan loves sledding and for the most part can do it independently (thank goodness as one or two trips up that hill would be enough to give this out of shape 40+ lady cardiac arrest!) but it is yet another time when I feel his differences keenly. After all, how many parents of 15 year olds are sitting outside watching them sled?? I could probably watch from inside the house, but by the time I would realize there is a crisis, get my snow gear on and get out to intervene, things would probably have reached a crisis point.
|Naturally, his favorite way to sled is headfirst on his back.|
On the bright side, cold weather brings out Alan's cuddly side. He is really quite a "snuggle-bug". Alan's nickname since he was a baby has been "bug". His real name (like his middle name, Alan) sounds dumb with a "-y" at the end so that has never been a nickname for him. And hence, he has always been "Bug". When the weather is cold, he likes to remind us frequently how much he likes to snuggle.
The last picture (taken by Joe) was done at my request. He made sure to take it with my camera (instead of his new smart phone camera) because "snuggling like that is a baby thing to do" (according to Joe). Huh. He is still struggling to understand what is and isn't age appropriate. I told him that there was nothing wrong with snuggling but he wasn't buying it.
Oh well. On the bright side, at least one of my boyz still likes to snuggle!