Over five inches of fresh snow padded last week’s snow, ice and slush. I can’t see my car’s windshield. I am not used to this kind of weather. Norfolk schools have been out for six or seven days this month. What?!
“Oooooooooh, Isaac, I do not want to go outside. But I will come out with you if you REALLY want me to.”
“Ok mom, let’s do that. Let’s have some fun in the snow!” My tot actually said that.
But snow days mean neighbor play days: Shoveling snow, building lumpy snowmen and snow forts, bulldozing snow off the deck table. I even let three preschoolers and my neighbor watch this ridiculous, snowy, matcha tea-kokeshi doll tea party photo shoot under the snow-laden branches in the backyard. Even though they all looked at me like I was crazy.
Hey, sometimes you have to strike while the teapot is hot and the rain chain is snowy, you know?
We’ve had cozy, HOT HOT HOT tea inside after nap time many afternoons this week. Creme Brûlée tea sweetened by maple sugar cubes with Chris on yet another snow day. A little tea party to discuss four-month-olds, work, and to meet the new neighbor. Getting the preschoolers together to wreak havok on the upstairs and generally have an interesting and awesome time. I have to admit that February is not quite all that I dreaded, even if it started dismally!