Our area just got hit with its first heavy snowfall of the season last night.
My six year old son Luke was SO excited! Thankfully his school was canceled in spite of being online. They decided to let the kids have a day to play in the snow😁
Unfortunately it wasn’t good packing snow for making a snowman, but we found an alternative. Here he is on his sled going down a little hill in the backyard. Hopefully we’ll get to a better hill for sledding once the driveway gets plowed.
I was excited too! Now, I’ll be honest, I’m not a cold weather person, to put it mildly. I’m what’s known as a friolero ( I just learned this word ). But I’ve always appreciated the beauty of the snow. Not crazy about driving in it, shoveling it, or brushing it off of my car, however.
But all that said, here’s the thing…I’m a mom. And when my kid is happy that makes me happy. And when I don’t have to help him with his online school that also makes me very happy. Thank you, you wise souls, who made the decision to close today, because Lord knows we ALL needed the break…kids, parents, and teachers alike!
Last year was a dud, hardly any snow. Not one significant accumulation over an inch or two. I felt bad for Luke. Snow is magical for children.
Which brings me to my question.
Do you have any favorite memories of playing in the snow as a kid? I’d love to hear them!
Speaking of snow and magic, I love the part in the Nutcracker right after Clara takes down the Mouse King, and her Nutcracker doll turns into a real prince, when the sparkling, swirling snowflakes begin to fall (represented by ballerinas in sparkling white dresses) and they are transported to the magical land of sweets. Especially when the boys choir starts to sing!