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Getting diaper changed and play cloths on   10 minutes
Eating mid-morning yogurt snack and cleanup   15 minutes
Getting into snow suit, boots, hat and mittens   20 minutes
Convincing toddler that his favored stuffed animal won't survive the snow   05 minutes
Getting squirming & crying toddler and sled out the door   02 minutes
Getting no longer squirming & crying toddler into sled   01 minute
Pulling toddler in sled through 2' of snow while breaking trail for what feels like 6 hours   15 minutes
Time it takes for toddler to start crying when he realizes that daddy is 'out of steam'   30 seconds


All I can say is thank all the gods for Veggie Tales because by the time I got us back in the house, I was in no condition to do anything other than hit "play" on the dvd player.

Lessons learned here: Until he is old enough to climb a hill with a sled and then ride it down by himself, sledding is a two adult job. Also, if this is how outdoor excursions are going to be for the conceivable future, then I need to start doing more cardio, because daaaayum.

Date: 2011-01-17 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redfirelily.livejournal.com
Isn't the first rule in child care cardio?

Oh wait...that was zombie apocalypse. My bad.

Date: 2011-01-17 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryxander.livejournal.com
Dude, see my post about walking to school on unplowed sidewalks... apparently walking in snow over your knees is THE most exhausting thing EVER in the WORLD. I have no idea what's up with that. So don't feel too bad. Once the snow gets smushed down a bit more, it'll be fine.

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