Yo, Brad Pitt: I’ve Got Your Arts & Crafts House Right Here

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17 Responses

  1. Em says:

    Superbly written! What a descriptive and funny story about your mid-winter crisis. I must admit, as long as it takes to put on the snow pants and boots and coat and…and….and…, I was always annoyed when they wanted to come back inside in only 9 minutes. Why didn’t they just stay out there for a couple of hours?!?!

  2. Voyager says:

    Oh dear, Jocelyn. I just posted my most recent post about damn spring, and the guilt now weighs heavily.
    Umm, wanna send your kids over to dig dandilions?
    V. in cold cold Canada.

  3. Spider Girl says:

    I was all set to love your blog anyway just because your blog’s title reminded me of that Isis show I loved as a wee girl back in the Seventies, but then I read this post.

    Hah, love it! Made me laugh! 🙂

    (Paper, glue, scissors, and plastic animals are what get me through the winter too, but I work at a daycare so those are just all-year-long survival strategies too.)

  4. Dorky Dad says:

    Hilarious. And believe you me, I feel your pain.

    But it’s still better than going to the mall.

  5. velvet girl says:

    Does anyone else but we two remember ZOOM?! (“…ZOOM, Z double-O M, Box 350, Boston, Mass, 0-2-1-3-4… send it to ZOOM!”)

    My comment is a sure indicator that cabin fever has set in. Please send help.

    -velvet

  6. choochoo says:

    very funny. You have my sympathy and all that stuff

  7. Jazz says:

    Naw, the chickadees trill their song even in the dead of winter… Keep dreaming.

  8. Diana says:

    Um, can we come over? We’ll bring some blubber and our last 1/2 cup of service berries that we’ve been keeping for the equinox (which means only 2 more months of winter, right?). We’ll throw our companion Hello Kitty (she in a blue jumper with wings) in Sara’s Dora the Explorer backpack so she can join in the performance art.

    You’ll have cake leftover, right?

    Expect us on or around Long, Icy February + 17 days. (We’ve only the one sled dog, and she’s a poopy beast, is Molly-dog.)

  9. furiousBall says:

    That ruled. A friend of mine from Duluth, MN once told me “it’s too cold to snow in Minnesota”.

    We’re not under quite as much ice as yourselves but our kids are going equally apeshit. You seem to be doing a great job keeping your short people entertained. Can we hire you for an afternoon to come down to sunny south Jersey?

  10. CSL says:

    I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but I am so very glad I don’t live in Minnesota. Brrrr. And here I’ve been complaining every time the temperature drops below 45. Hope spring reaches you soon!

  11. Lone Grey Squirrel says:

    Wow. What an imagination. If I am ever on the Love Boat and we were stuck for weeks in artic ice, I want you to be the entertainment director.

  12. steve says:

    Mercy, that was a party! And Julie McCoy, too. I was told snow was coming this weekend, so hang in there with us.

  13. Steven Novak says:

    I love Mo Wilems…

    My wife isn’t quite sold on him yet, but I really dig the stuff the guy is doing.

    Steve~

  14. somewhere joe says:

    Kleenex! If comedy is born of pain, you are surely in agony. This is John Irving funny. Epic.

  15. actonbell says:

    I am so impressed–with everything. The surviving the winter, the arts and crafts, the writing, everything.

    I neeeeeeeed so of that energy!

  16. Glamourpuss says:

    As a teacher, I never failed to be surprised by how directly children were affected by the weather. The smallest gale and they were as spooked as field full of horses.

    Fabulous writing, Jocelyn.

    Puss

  17. Diesel says:

    Is this a good time to mention that we’ve had highs in the 70s all week? The almond trees just outside my door are blossoming.

    Also, there are sprays you can use to keep your Hello Kitty from peeing on the crucifix.

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