Today started like any other day. Saturday’s forecast is 15-20 cm of snow today another major winter storm on its way. This seems to be the norm; I poured myself another coffee and thought this is going to be a long day with the kids. We had already made tissue paper flowers and it was only 8:30 am. Another glance revealed it had just started snowing again, a little light dusting with a balmy -3 temperature. Don’t laugh, really this is balmy after the -23 we have had for the last month.
Dad was in his office so I called him and said “get your long johns on we are going tobogganing”. “Hey kids put your hand up if you want to go tobogganing”? Both little hands shot up, my daughter said just like last week Mom; we can go in the backyard with our crazy carpets”? They had their 5th or 6th snow day from school last Monday. The kids played outside on our little 2.5 foot hill in the freezing cold, I was freezing but they didn’t seem to feel the cold. They had so much fun! The wind was howling, their cheeks looked like red apples, but they kept going until their little noses looked like they were going to fall off.
Today we took them to a local “big hill”, the Wellington County Museum in Aboyne, a short drive away. We lucked out we had the whole hill to ourselves. This was our first time and we all wondered if maybe this hill was a little too big? My daughter was scared the first couple of times. But she quickly was squealing with delight. Following right behind was little Noah on his super duper-red sporty sleigh. Both of them made it down without falling off.
Mom and Dad jumped on the crazy carpets, wow I cannot remember the last time I had so much fun! I had one good run that was unbelievable fast and should have been posted on YouTube Video. I just hung on tight and let all my cares and troubles float to the sky. YIPEE….. I was flying down that hill, see yah kids don’t forget to brush your teeth tonight and I’ll see you tomorrow sometime. I am remembering when I was just a young girl going for one of my first trips down our local neighbourhood hill with my parents. A little wipeout with snow in my mitts, boots and the back of my neck has a way of bringing you back to reality rather quickly. Wait…. is that crying I hear, oh it is my little man Noah he is getting a little tired and cranky and wants hot chocolate. Oh I better go now so I can help Meg’s climb up that icy hill, dust off her pants and adjust her sleigh to take one last run! Maybe next time we will bring our skates for their new outdoor rink!
Talk soon ~