This happened this morning.
Small flurries started as we were leaving the house to get everyone to school. We dropped off DW and by the time we got to Crash and Bang’s school it was coming down like it was February. Yes, winter is coming. But not until the 22nd of December!
While DW was growling about in the front seat, Crash and Bang were giddy with laughter in the back seat. “But it’s not even Halloween yet!” Crash said in amazement. “When your mom was a kid she would do her trick-or-treating with her costume over her snow suit.” I replied. As excited as Bang was to see snow he still told his teachers he was glad the sun came out and melted all the snow (they don’t like snow either, so he may have been trying to be a teacher’s pet). Upon leaving school he disappointed the snow had melted because he wanted to play in it. He’s one confusing child.
You can see it just starting to accumulate on the leaves and ground in the photo. All it did to the roads (in our area) was make them wet. About 10 minutes east of us, the roads were slushy, slippery, and the black ice caused at least one accident. I guess even Canadians forget how to drive in the snow sometimes. However, 20 minutes to the west the weather was clear and sunny!
What are your thoughts on snow?
I’m excited for it. I love to play it. Snowmen (whole families, really), igloos, snowball fights, sledding, running in it (the silence it creates is incredible), skiing, and some other activities we haven’t invented yet.
I’m sure my Southern Hemisphere friends are sick of it while my Northies are either dreading its arrival or are excited for it.
Winter needs to hold its horses. I haven’t finished my Autumn Bucket List yet! I’m not ready to make my winter bucket list…