Monday, March 31, 2008

Chores: An Emotional Journey

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It sounded like a good idea at first. Everyone was happy to embark upon the journey together.

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There were chores to do, and everyone agreed to do his or her part in accomplishing the tasks at hand.

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After feeding the steer, we set off for the hay corral. Everyone was still relatively happy. Sort of.

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The horses were definitely happy.

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The ferocious guard dog gave the horse a stern warning about approaching the children.

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The horse ignored him.

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Both horses ignored him, in fact. Kids must be sniffed. Every horse knows that.

After the horses were fed and the children were sufficiently sniffed, we checked on the pairs and made our way to the house. The helpers were starting to shiver. It was time to warm up.

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By the time we made it to the house, the whole ordeal seemed to be taking its toll on the little cowhands.

I asked why he was crying.

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"Cuz, Mom, sometimes people just have to cry when they get cold."

8 comments:

Treasia said...

Oh little man you cry all you want to. I cry when I'm cold too.

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

ABSOLUTELYs! One may cry if one get cold!! I may have to try this!! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Awww, makes you want to cry right along wiht him.. He's a cutie!

Sandy

Susan said...

Erin-
Do your kids ever run away when they see you coming with the camera? LOL! You must have it with you always!
Did you at least make the poor little guy some hot chocolate?
suz

BoufMom9 said...

O.M.Gosh! If that isn't the saddest looking face I ahve seen in a long time. :(

Andrea said...

That is just too cute!! I love that last picture! Mine cry when they are tired, hungry, hot, cold, anythime really. :)

Jamie said...

The colder you get the more tears there are. It's proven...well by me but still it's proven.

I found your blog via The Dairy Wife's blog.

Jessica said...

You are amazing. Doing chores with a camera in hand. I never would be so prepared. And the story would just not be as good without the pictures.

 
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