Or at least the best idea ever when it comes to shoveling the driveway, which I do not enjoy at all. However, I can't take credit for this great idea. It comes from a friend of a friend who made a comment on Facebook regarding shoveling snow.
"Go tell your kids to roll snowmen on the driveway and down the sidewalk."
I'm not even sure he was serious, considering it was followed by an "LOL", but since I was trying to muster up the energy to get my boots on and go out to shovel the 8 inches of very heavy wet snow that fell during the night, I thought it was a brilliant idea. (Especially since we don't have a snowblower, or even a halfway decent shovel. I think our shovel was about the cheapest one at the store when we bought it 10 years ago. Perhaps it's time to loosen the purse strings a little?) :)
Anyhow, I sent the kids out to get rolling, and they proclaimed it "the funnest job ever!" They probably picked up about 75 percent of the snow on the driveway and sidewalk. That still left me with some shoveling to do, but at least they lightened the load quite a bit! Of course I still had to help make snowmen, but what a bonus to get in some fun time with the kids while getting a chore out of the way at the same time!
Tyler (who is also a birthday boy today!) took care of the sidewalk.
These three enormous snowmen were almost entirely made with snow from our driveway and sidewalk!
This will definitely be my preferred method of snow removal from now on!