Most people will see this little snowman in front of our house this week and think nothing of it.
In this post I share why, for me, this little snowman is a reminder that Will is growing up.
Will just turned thirteen and it feels like he’s maturing right before my eyes. He’s all done with many aspects of his childhood. The wrestling guys, monster trucks, and tornado videos are things he no longer wants in his room. It’s been hard to just box it all up and donate it. But, that’s what I’ve been doing.
Thirty minutes before Will made this snowman, I was teaching him how to snow-blow the driveway. He’s big enough to operate the Toro and he’s serious about the safety precautions. It’s been nice to get more grown-up help from him. I think that’s why he caught me off guard when I saw him him building that snowman. I stood in the garage and watched him build his masterpiece. Sonny watched him, too. I found myself wondering, Is this his last snowman?
Just in case, I went to get my phone to take a picture of them together.
And before I could tell him how dang sweet it was to watch him build his snowman, he says,
Did you notice the snowman has a mohawk, Mom? And, he smokes.