ALMOST HEAVEN — Snow days as a parent are both wonderful and exhausting.
These days give us an opportunity to go out and play with our kids in the snow and teach them cool stuff like how to hit that jump on the sledding hill, build a great snowman, throw an accurate snowball, or make the perfect snow angel.
However, what often ends up happening is the kid hits the jump sideways and dislocates a shoulder, cries uncontrollably when the snowman's head falls off (or just starts eating the carrot nose), and throws the snowball a little too accurately at his sister's face.
In this video, the problem is the child just can't quite understand the mechanics of making a snow angel.
KSL.com reader Dustin Bess sent us the video of his co-worker, Blake Bohacek, and Blake’s son on a snowy day in Eagle Mountain.
Bohacek took his son outside to make a snow angel. Having recently moved from sunny and warm St. George, I have no doubt dad thought this was a perfect opportunity to make a wonderful memory with his boy. Thankfully, his wife caught the whole thing from their window and has the somewhat frustrating and hysterical memory on record forever.
Long story short, the little guy didn't quite grasp the concept of the snow angel.
While this whole video is pure gold, my favorite part is when Blake just decides to take matters into his own hands, picks up his boy (who appears to be absolute dead weight) and lays him gingerly in the snow. Then he shows his son to wave his arms like a bird to make the wings. The boy does exactly that, but instead of moving his little arms hip to shoulder he decides to lift them ground to air. It's one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
Dad seems to be in disbelief. He keeps trying to show the boy the correct snow-angel technique, but it doesn't work. It's absolute brilliance. I cannot get enough of this video.
Thanks for sharing, and thanks for being a great dad, Blake.