Remember when I went snowshoeing with my family and it went horribly (on Christmas, no less) and I vowed never to go on another adventure again with them – ever?
Well, I must have some sort of amnesia because we attempted snowshoeing with kids again, a little over two short months later.
‘Uncle Bert’ and ‘Aunt Jodie’ (my BIL and his girlfriend) were in town and we wanted to show them the mountains, so off to Snoqualmie Pass we went (like the optimistic fool I evidently am)!
I won’t bore you with all of the details, but it was more of the same. Clara decided she wanted nothing to do with the snow and needed to be carried the entire time (even though we brought her a pair of children’s snowshoes), then she whined for hours because she was too cold,needed snacks, wanted to go home, wanted to find our car, etc. Meanwhile, Isabelle overheated and started screaming and then REALLY overheated and screamed for about an hour.
All of this chaos started about halfway through our adventure – so when we were the furthest from the car we could possibly be.
This picture pretty much sums up life as a family of four.:Trying to convince Clara to wear gloves while Tim gets her the snack she’s been whining about while Isabelle is along for the ride seemingly saying “WHY ME?!”
At least this time I could laugh about it and I didn’t cancel Christmas and vow to never celebrate a holiday with my family again. Therefore, because my bar is really that low, I’m considering it a win.
And really, it was a beautiful adventure and my legs were sore afterwards so I guess it was also decent exercise (for my un-muscled out of shape body)! I’m happy we were able to spend one more day in the snow and that we were able to show Robbie and Jodie a little slice of the PNW outside of the city of Seattle.
And seriously, it was a gorgeous day. The snow was falling slowly and the flakes were huge and it wasn’t windy at all and (contrary to Clara’s complaining) it wasn’t very cold.
If only it was as peaceful as the pictures suggest…
Seriously. No more snowshoeing. This year, at least.
The Benroeck girls are ready for warm weather and sunshine please and thank you.