Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ambush on the Ice!

They got me!
The other day at work my teen-aged students were all feeling a little goofy. I could tell they were up to something, I just didn't know what.  I skated over to see what was going on.  Bad idea!  A snowball came whizzing at me from one direction and another girl smashed one in my hair.  We all laughed but I made ready my plans for revenge.  They got back to work.  I had them gather around to talk about a particular skill.  I made my move.  I was only able to get one of them with my snowball, but it felt good for a moment.  Until the snow ran into her face.  Then I felt bad, but she laughed and vowed to get me back. Near the end of the session, I spied some of them trying to accumulate a secret snow stash.  I pretended not to notice, I figured I would simply evade them.  But just as the time was up, I felt someone grab my sweatshirt. Then an avalanche of snow spilled down my back and nestled into all the layers I was wearing. I must have looked like a dog trying to shake water from his coat as I tried to shake the snow out.  But it was fast melting against my skin.  There was only one thing left to do.  I jumped off the ice, and started crazily peeling my extra layers off.  My students surrounded me and we all roared with laughter.  I decided I didn't want to get them back.  I guess in this instance it was really more fun to
receive than to give.

Kathy  :)  

When we're not throwing snow at each other we do actually work hard!


  1. haha, that was so much fun! Nice post by the way! Love you! :)

  2. Haha yes that was hilarious!! I think I was the one who threw the snow at your back lol :D LOVE IT!

  3. I remember, as a kid growing up in Michigan, we would do that all the time. Good fun. Great memories!

  4. Ha! Sounds like you work with a great group of people!

  5. I agree with Alyssa, Jess, Stephen and Talli. You have a great family and a fantastic job. Blessings to all of you, Geoff.

  6. @ Alyssa- Thanks! Love you too!

    @ Jess- So you were the one! I'll have to get you tomorrow, (did I say revenge wasn't for me?)

    @ Stephen- I grew up in Michigan as well. The snow there was great!

    @ Talli- Yes I'm lucky. I've got a great group of students and fab co-workers!

    @ Geoff- Thanks! Blessings to you as well.

  7. That does not sound like fun to me at ALL!! But hey, whatever makes you, well, happy! At least you could laugh about it!

  8. It's so fun to hear about all your adventures! It reminds me of all of our snowball fights. Love Ya! Mom

  9. @ Ali- I guess you have to have grown up in the North to really appreciate the fun of a snowball fight!

    @ Skatehappy- Thanks! We did have a lot of fun out in the snow! Love ya too.