Monday, November 24, 2008

Sitting on the Hot Seat

Ever since I can remember, I've loved sitting on or next to the heat register once it's cold enough outside for the furnace to cycle on and off throughout the day.

I can still picture myself as a young child, along with at least one of my sisters, sitting on the heat register in the kitchen of our first house. It is close to Christmas. Maybe Christmas Eve. And jambusters. For some reason a jambuster is in this memory photo of mine.

I remember one time when I was already an adult or older teenager - spending the night at my grandma's house. We were sharing a bed. It had a huge, warm comforter on it - grandma called it a "pinyata" (or something like a down filled comforter). Well at some point in the night, grandma's snoring got to me and I headed for the couch. But I didn't bring a blanket or maybe I just had a lightweight one. So I proceeded to hunker down on top of the heat register in the living room and slept there the rest of the night.

To get maximum benefit of heat register sitting - put a blanket around you - ahhhh!

My kids have carried on the hot seat tradition. When they first get up in the morning, I can find them in the living room in front of the register - reading a book or playing with a toy.

Hmmm all this heat register talk isn't very good for a girl who is sitting in front of her computer in the cold basement...maybe if she'd get off the computer and begin exercising she wouldn't feel so cold...


Aunt Spicy said...

What a great memory and tradition for your kids! Funny what memories we have based on the weather. It was always warm where I grew up, I am not sure I remember the heater ever being on!

Anonymous said...

There is nothing better than sitting or standing on the heat when it is on! Especially during our cold winter months!