Today is a day you should not have had to work. It is a Spring snow day.
Not that there is enough snow to cancel anything, but it is lovely, and warm-ish, and big fat flakes are begging to be played in.
When I woke up this morning, you were getting your keys and leaving. I could hear the kids playing in their room, and I struggled to open my eyes. They did not want to open at all, this morning. With a herculean effort, I pried them open, and got out of bed. I glanced out the window, and saw the inviting snow. A beauty pageant of gorgeous fluffy flakes floated to the ground. Each one was the winner; big, beautiful, and unique.That was all I needed to get my eyes open and be awake.
After breakfast, the kids wanted to go out and play in the snow.
We struggled into our snow stuff, some of it being used for the first time this year, and headed out into the white world to frolic.
You would have loved wrestling with the kids out there. It wasn't even very cold. That is your favorite kind of snow! The warm-ish kind. But I enjoyed it for you.
The result of their sneak attack. Thanks again.
They were pretending to be Siberian tigers. Growling, chasing imaginary animals and laughing so hard they could barley move.
Of course, afterwards, we had to come in for some delicious cocoa. The kids had candy cane cocoa. I had amaretto. Yum!
I wish you didn't have to work today. I wish you could have joined us in all this fun. This is why I love my job. Even though some days are hard (hello, last week!), days like today completely make up for it and make it oh so worth it.
After the cocoa, you know the bowling pins had to come out. Of course.
Currently, the kids are pretending the couches are ships, and they are fishing for sharks. Also, on occasion, they are pirates. Other times they are fighting imaginary pirates. The game you taught them. But mostly, they are fishing for sharks. And warm fishies. So we can have fish and chips for dinner, Keith said. Wish he could really cook it. That would be lovely. Though reality says we will probably have curry potatoes and soup. A nice comforting hot bowl of creamy soup. A perfect way to end this lovely snow day.
With you and comfort soup.
Hope your work day is as awesome as our day at home.
Amy, Keith and Faye