I had been hearing rumors that we were supposed to get snow overnight/this morning but I refused to engage and get my hopes up. I’m part of the minority who loves winter and doesn’t count down to spring. Not that I dread springtime I just love winter; the soup, the snuggles, the early nights perfect for movies. I was giddy when I saw the dusting of snow this morning and hoped their would be enough to play in by lunchtime. Both kiddos have been fighting the funk for a week or two so cabin has set in hot and heavy. The past couple days it feels like we’ve had cartoons on repeat, just taking intermissions for snacks or to use the “big boy potty”. Noah and Haddie got snow suits for Christmas and this seemed like the perfect day to break them in. I started rummaging through the mountain of laundry I did yesterday (but didn’t take time to fold and put away, story of my life) looking for the necessary supplies. Ten minutes later I emerged with socks, sweat suits, hats and gloves. I piled it all up in our bedroom and started rounding up the troops. Haddie was less than impressed with the process. Ever tried to put gloves on an octopus? It’s fun. She finally submitted herself to the process.
With both kiddos dressed we headed outside with a quick debated at the door about whether Dexter should join us or not. We shouldn’t have bothered because his reluctance from earlier melted away and he bolted out the back door.
Hadley was happier when she realized what all the fuss was about and decided the trauma of getting dressed may have been worth it after all. Noah ran around saying how much he loved the snow, collecting it in a metal bowl.
After 20 glorious minutes I started to worry about their coughs’ and, much to Noah’s dismay, we headed back inside.
When Noah gave up naptime (when his bink hit the road) I didn’t want books to get the boot, too. After I got Haddie down Noah and I headed to the couch with five favorites. At book four I noticed he was starting to sit extra still. Halfway through book five he was breathing heavily. I scooped him up and laid him down for the first time in weeks. Could it be?! Both kids asleep at the same time?! False alarm. Within 15 minutes they were both awake and crying, but it was fun while it lasted. Back to cartoons we go.