Monday, 11 December 2017

"Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood."



When I was woken at 6am on Friday morning by two very excited boys shouting "there's snow!!!", I pulled the duvet back over my head and thought 'all this for a light sprinkling' I need my sleep. 5 whole minutes of excitement passed before I was literally dragged from bed to join in with the prancing about. As I walked over to the window rubbing my eyes I wasn't expecting the magic that was going on outside. Despite my lack of motivation for getting out of bed that morning, I should probably point out that...


I can probably go as far as saying that when it gets to this time of year I crave it. If you don't mind the cold (Mrs M hates it) then snow can be the best fun. Ive never seen the boys get dressed so quick, we were outside just after 7am throwing snowballs (quietly of course). Gridlock traffic 5 minutes up the road on the school run soon changed to me u-turning my way back home so that we could have some serious fun. 9am and we already had a snowman built and that just kick started what has been an amazing 4 days so far. after the snowman was built we started building a snow base because lets be honest, a huge snowball fight was inevitable.


 It wouldn't have been fair, the kids having a base and not me, so we used a really useful box to make lots of snow bricks and built three walls for me to hide behind, it was the perfect way to protect myself from heavy fire.

Although Mrs M stayed in the cold for a lot of the time she popped out regularly with hot drinks and snacks for her three favourite snow brawlers and while I was out entertaining the kids in the street she baked and cooked our meals, it was a win win as far I'm concerned.


 With no sign of the snow leaving anytime soon and with Seth's school closed, today's snow fun was a morning of snowball fights, followed by sledging down the hills of a local farmers field, snow bliss.


To make things even more exciting, when we finally came in this evening Mrs M let us know that the school will be closed again tomorrow. So we can continue the snow fun for another day.







...and we finally got Mrs M out in the snow too! We'll make a snow bunny of her yet.


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