Would you rather it was spring?? Have you ever noticed that in the summer we complain over the sweltering heat and wish for cooler weather and winter; while in the winter we look forward to the warmth of summer??
The picnics and hikes along mosquito infested swamps looking for frogs and crayfish will come but for now; are you enjoying the childhood joys of winter??
When my children were young, I used to LOVE to get out there in the snow with them and glide down the hill on a sled. I was 8 months pregnant one year and all dressed up in a purple snowsuit shoveling snow and playing with my children with three feet of snow in the yard. Some of my children were small enough that I needed to watch out for them so they wouldn't get lost under the snow.
My children loved the snow (unless we were cleaning the rabbit barn and chicken coop, LOL) and they would tirelessly play until their socks were a soggy wetness inside their boots and we would have to change socks, gloves, hats, and boots if there were extras that year for something dry. They didn't like coming inside!!
Do you get outside with your children?? Do you enjoy it?? Or do you send them out and check out your favorite blog or write pithy posts??
Pictures stay in your memory (and I hear memories improve with the aging process, LOL) so you can write later what you don't have time for today!!
If you busy yourself with something other than your children in these happy golden years (Ooops, is that from "Little House?") you might someday look back with regret.
Or, you might look a little dorky like I did last week when it snowed!!
I was outside trying to make a snowman!! I would have except that the snow was too fluffy and wouldn't pack. We needed a snowman and my children are grown. It is funny how they aren't interested in playing outside in the wonderful whiteness that God provides in winter, but in a few years when they have children they are most likely to be back outside again.
How about you??
Are you enjoying the childhood joys of winter??
Not only have I been enjoying the childhood joys of winter; I have been enjoying eating Dove chocolates and reading the 'saying' inside the wrappers. They make GREAT post titles, LOL!! Where else did you think I was inspired to write this post?!
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