Parenthood is… bringing home snow from vacation

Now where do you stop? As a parent who has let their child take home snow from a Christmas Vacation, now what? I mean you’re not going to say no to that half coconut shell she drank from on your Hawaiian vacation, or that rock she found at the Grand Canyon. How about the magical water she collected from Lake Louise? EXACTLY! Look what you’ve done now!

We saved it all weekend in our freezer at the hotel, and then when it came time to pack up, we put it in a ziploc bag and brought it home. It was one of those days, we were not in for a battle, we thought what’s the harm? It’s been a year since that day… and it still resides in our freezer at home.

Here’s the thing, I know she’ll remember that Hatchimal she begged months on end for, Christmas morning that year was the LOUDEST yet. Or her first trip to Disneyland. These are all great memories, ones that will forever go down in history I’m sure. But I just know, when she gets older and starts telling stories about her childhood, it’s the moments like these, macgyver’ing a system to get home a cherished snowball without melting… these are the memories that will stick out in her mind most. 

When you become parents you do the most strange things to make your kids happy, things you never thought imaginable… LITERALLY! Things you could never in a million years even make up, they will request and you will do your damnedest to come through. 

Parenthood… it’s awesome like that!


What strange requests have your kids made over the years! I can’t be the only one traveling with melting snow hanging out their car window?! Pop back to the Facebook thread here, I’d love to hear them!



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