Shoveling snow has never been a favorite activity of mine, so when my son was old enough and interested enough to go out and help dad I was more than happy to let him. Now with him off to do his own thing I am back out there. Yesterday I was helping my husband with the first snow fall of the year and we were both missing our son big time for two totally different but similar reasons. I, for having this chore back and my husband for having to put up with my way of shoveling (he and our son had a great system down pat). We happily got the work done, but it really brought home the fact that our baby was all grown up and off to see the world.