Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Just because it snowed 8 inches yesterday is no reason to not go to the park, right? I was so grateful to get my friend's phone call this afternoon, as the empty day stretched ahead in the most depressing way. She said that she and her boys were bundling up and heading for the park. What a great idea. Now, it was COLD - this morning was 2 degrees below 0 - the coldest it's been here in years, and the high today was around 19. I'm also grateful for the good snow clothes my kids have right now because they stayed nice and dry and enjoyed some sledding, sliding, flailing and stomping in the piles of fluffy snow today. I was surprised at how long the kids lasted. I finally took Bitty home. She zonked out face down on the couch while I did dishes, and then our friends the Moores and the Grundvigs joined us for some inside play and hot chocolate. It worked out great. Some days my house gets really really small when that many people are over, but today the kids played pretty mellow-ly (?) in the livingroom while the mommies chatted in the kitchen. I thrive on days like that, you know? I'm so enjoying the snow we're getting - usually January is one long smoggy nightmare, but so far this year it's been totally bearable. Not that I'm not looking forward to the spring, but I think, like last summer, it's easier if you just enjoy what the season has to offer. So let's go get cold, baby!