We got 5" of snow yesterday and I absolutely love it! I get to kick the kids outside to play & watch them out my window while sipping coffee. I even got my husband out there for a little while, but we quickly realized he doesn't own a coat! He's usually fine with his favorite sweatshirt, but it was in the wash. Oddly enough, he said he wasn't that cold in the end. I guess he's just a human furnace. I can hardly wait to send the kids out again today. It seems so different with them than it did when I was young. I'd wake up at the crack of dawn on a snow day and rush through breakfast so I could be the first one out there making my tracks in the snow, building forts, making snow angels, rounding up the neighbor kids for the ultimate snowball fight or sledding down the hill.
My kids, on the other hand, like being warm and comfortable much more than they like playing in the snow. Maybe they're still enamored with playing with their new Christmas toys and games. Maybe they're addicted to screen time (though I pulled the plug on the TV for the week). Maybe they just need someone to go out there with them and show them the wonders of snow play! I wish I could go with them, but the cold hurts my achy joints. So I'll send Mr. C. out again today (with his nice warm sweatshirt this time) and hopefully the kids will learn the wonders of snow from him
Still, it'll be nice one day to have someone else here with us to share winter memories and play along with the family!