Journal: News & Comment

Wednesday, November 30, 2005
# 11:12:00 PM:

Overdone it

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L and KerryKLoveOne of the things they don't teach you when you become a parent is that elusive point where a family activity tips from "tons of fun" to "this is going to make the kids really cranky later."

Yesterday, after one of Vancouver's relatively rare snowfalls, my girls and I took about two runs too many down our local sledding hill, where we had ventured with KerryKLove and her family and friends. On what turned out to be the second-to-last trip down, my daughters were suddenly whinily incapable of hauling either the sleds or themselves up the hill again. So I rode down to help them.

Which is when my borrowed mini snow tube slid onto the grass under a tree, stopped, and pitched me backwards into an unexpected backflip, producing a mild crunching sound on my shoulders as I landed. "That's gonna hurt tomorrow," I said aloud as I stood up.

And oh yes, it does.


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