Like much of the east coast, we have been enduring particularly cold weather lately – even cold for our farm which is always cold in July anyway! On Friday when I got to work, many of my students told me that they had snow at home. It seems that we were one of the few villages that missed out. Our kids had never seen snow before, so after work I raced home and changed into some warm clothes. We loaded up the car with coats, gloves and beanies, and went for a little drive. Before long we were passing paddocks with snow drifts in them. A little further along, and the snow was really built up in the paddocks, so we stopped, pulled on our warm clothes, and jumped out of the car. The kids were fascinated by the snow. There were excited exclamations about what it looked and felt like.
We spent a lovely hour building snowmen, sliding down the hills on plastic sheets, and throwing snowballs. As the sun started to set, the kids began saying that they were getting cold, so we headed back into the car, changed out of wet pants and socks, put the heater on, and drove home.
Some times the best times are those little impromptu moments. This was one for the memory book!
Did you get snow? Have your kids seen snow before?