March in Maine: The Ugly of all Uglies

March 9, 2011

Just like anywhere else, living in Maine has is pluses, and living in Maine has it's minuses.

March in Maine is most definitely a minus.

Now don't get me wrong here, I really don't mind a cold, hard winter. But by the time March rolls around, and the snow's all dirty and brown, and I've fallen square on my ass in the icy Hannaford parking lot seven or eight times, I'm totally done.

Even James is done.

Today, in an effort to get him away from the television and out into the wonderful world of trees, air, and frozen dog poo, I filled a spray bottle with green-tinted water, and sent him outside. "Go tie-dye the snow, James!"

Three seconds later, he came inside with a major pout on his face.

"Mom," he said, "this water doesn't look green. It looks yellow."

"Yellow?"

"Yup, yellow," he sadly confirmed.

"Well James, you get back out there and make it look like our neighbors peed all over our yard!"

He smiled.

"Actually," I continued, "I don't want to see you back here until it looks like every single neighbor came to our yard with a friend and a dog, and they all peed three times each! Got it?!"

He got it alright. He's been out there for an hour and our yard looks 100% wretched right now.

Believe it or not, you actually can make March in Maine even uglier. But hoo boy, it's a whole mess of fun to do.

7 comments:

Laura said...

How did you make the water green? And what made it turn yellow when it hit the snow? (Meaning, are you sure James didn't just drink the green water, wait a bit, and color the snow that way?) :)

Karen said...

I used to do that with my kids when they were small. Not with yellow water to make it look like someone peed, but all different colors to decorate their snow monsters.

Stef said...

Haha. That is original! Too funny. And I can see any of my four boys doing that. And my daughter to boot!

Michemily said...

Nice work. But what's your trick for getting yourself out there? I'm just not motivated by yellow water like James is. Ha.

Amy said...

Classy, as always.

Melissa said...

You are the most creative person I "know"! Kudos!

Grandma said...

awesome:)))) must go great w/ all the eye level Coach poop on top of the snow...when he pooped way high on top of the snowpile the other day it just cracked me up!