Today Old Man Winter actually thought he would try to claim this season as his own again. Who knows where he came up with that idea. Before he decided to bring his ugly face back to these parts, we took prime advantage of his absence.
God's Mighty Warrior Will cannot get enough of this swing. Or playing his guitar to the song Iron Man. We are praying he forgets about that song long before he's old enough to realize it's all about a crazed time traveler who ends the world by killing everyone.
We didn't have the heart to say, "No, honey, you can't draw on our porch because we are trying to sell the house and people who are looking at it may not think it looks pretty." So instead the chalk remains on the porch as a sort of foreshadowing to all who enter: Children live here. Don't expect much.
Yes, folks, his hair is very red. And yes, it is true what they say about redheads. Someday when I'm 50 and he's away at college I will laugh. Today I will just gaze at this picture and remind myself that at least he is cute, and I will never have to worry about him sticking up for himself. And he's cute.