Can we just take a minute to note that the date is the Sunday 18th March 2018….
And yes we’ve woken up to a blanket of snow, again! I was meant to be spending the day in London, but that was cancelled due to the weather. Instead I had half hearted squeals from the girls to go out in it. Even they didn’t have the full on squeals we had back in December when it snowed or even when it snowed only a couple a weeks ago, which meant that the school was closed.
I think we’re all a bit over the snow!
Of course the minute they knew their friends were going out in it, they quickly got excited and were rushing us to get ready. I had to find the snow clothes out again, we’ve got pretty used to the process of getting dressed up to keep as warm as possible. I’m very grateful that my trip to Scotland in January meant I now own thermal leggings that keep my legs toasty warm.
We headed out for some snow fun, because this is what childhood is all about. And whilst I think because we’ve had so much snow in the last 4 months the girls think this is normal. It’s definitely not normal. I tried to explain to Alice that we may not see snow again for years, that it’s not normal for us to get this much snow. But for her in her little world, she looked at me like I was crazy.
The girls laughed as they raced down the hill. Holly was in her element with a spade digging the snow and of course there was a snowball fight.
But I definitely didn’t have the same spring in my step. I love the snow, I’m always the first one to say come on lets get outside and build a snowman. When Alice was 4 months old and it snowed, I went outside to build her a snowman. Andy thought I was mad and said that I was building it for myself. Which maybe I was, but I love it.
Not today though!
I’m ready to put away the winter coats, hats, scarfs and gloves. To have some sun on our skin and maybe even leave the house without a coat on. I want to feel the air on my toes, as I spend the whole of the summer in my flip-flops and sandals. To have picnics on days out and ice cream.
Come on spring we’re ready for you to arrive please. And snow, I promise I will love you again, but not until 2019!
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