Snow Fun! (It Didn’t Last Long Though!)

Well, you know how excited I was yesterday, about the snow fall that we had.

It was cold. We got around 3 cm.. not much, but enough for the kids to want to go wild out there! (Well, as wild as 3cm lets you get!)

Initially, I was like, “No kids, you need to get to bed. We’ll see tomorrow.” But then I got to thinking. I was fully aware that the snow was not due to continue falling overnight, but the temperatures were going to be low. This meant that whatever snow we had would still be there, but in ice form, rather than lovely soft snow.

So I crumbled, and all four of us got wrapped u, ready to go and ‘play’ in the snow!

It would have been five, but Sonu went out and ran straight back in. Strangely, he doesn’t like cold, wet things falling on his fur!

And they attempted to make snow angels, snow balls and snowmen!

It meant that the pristine, snow-covered garden was now a mushy mess, but at least they had fun!

This morning, it was indeed icy. I needed a pickaxe to get through the ‘snow’ on the windscreen, and the road, in places, where the area was mostly residential, was treacherous. There were ice rinks where puddles once were!

Getting to school was no better. The carpark was a giant lawsuit waiting to happen, with iced-over surfaces! The caretaker was trying his hardest to salt and grit over the playgrounds before the children arrived, and there were three of them for him to deal with! One is on an incline, and the main path is at the bottom of the slope. As he scraped the path, the ice from the top of the playground was melting, and rolling down slowly, refreezing where he was trying to clear!

Poor guy!

It was almost a pointless exercise!

Morning play outside for the whole school was cancelled as all three playgrounds were far too dangerous, except in our nursery. We were lucky! Our little area still had some ice snow for the kids to enjoy, and clear paths for them to move around!

It was a joy to see these children, some of whom hadn’t even been allowed to touch the snow, play in this wonderful cold stuff that they hadn’t ever experienced before! (Unless they were from Poland, in which case they had seen much, much more!)

And we even made a snowman!!!!

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Alas… it’s all gone now!!!

42 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anna
    Jan 15, 2017 @ 19:59:58

    Snow where it should be – in a snowman!

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  2. manyofus1980
    Jan 15, 2017 @ 19:41:39

    it sounds like fun! we got a little bit of snow too here, but not much. more ice and frost than anything. xxx

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  3. Judy E Martin
    Jan 14, 2017 @ 13:50:11

    At least you made the most of the snow Sis, and the kids all enjoyed it too 🙂

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  4. Erika Kind
    Jan 14, 2017 @ 12:54:04

    I am glad you enjoyed the snow, sis! I really wish I could send you some over…. oh well!!!

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  5. Tony Burgess
    Jan 14, 2017 @ 09:40:42

    We haven’t had enough snow to make a snowman here. If there were that much snow schools would be closed and the kids would have a snow day. I miss snow days.

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    • Ritu
      Jan 14, 2017 @ 09:49:53

      There was only 2-3 cm snow here, and usually things can grin to a halt even with that little! But the world didn’t stop turning, much to the children’s disappointment, and there was no snow day!

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  6. susieshy45
    Jan 14, 2017 @ 04:46:06

    Last week you were lamenting – no snow and this week you got it- sometimes whining gets the work done- someone above was listening.
    Susie

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  7. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
    Jan 14, 2017 @ 02:45:55

    I remember barely being able to walk in those snowsuits I had to wear in wintery Ohio, during most of the pre-school years I can recall. We lived in several homes in Florida for the childhood years I might have really appreciated the delights of snow. We didn’t move back north until I was a pre-teen, by that time much too cool for childish abandon. 🙂

    I do recall the delight of my younger siblings when they saw snow for the first time, however – and “mountains” (hills – Florida is flat).
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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  8. Al Lane
    Jan 13, 2017 @ 23:40:57

    A valiant effort! Love it 😀

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  9. Persia Karema
    Jan 13, 2017 @ 22:52:34

    Oh the fun! More snow than what London got.

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  10. Alifamtravels
    Jan 13, 2017 @ 22:42:00

    I used to love the first snow when I was a kid😊

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  11. colinandray
    Jan 13, 2017 @ 22:41:27

    You’re a good Mom for letting them stay up and play. 😉

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  12. jdawgswords
    Jan 13, 2017 @ 22:37:43

    snow? mystical stuff…we had a couple cool days, now it’s summer again…lol…btw, you made an awesome mommy choice…AND even got pics to enjoy in your rocking chair years….awesome job Ritu

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  13. willowdot21
    Jan 13, 2017 @ 22:34:21

    The joys of childhood!

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