Dec 21, 2012
It finally snowed. It took all my might to wrestle Jack into a snow suit, yelling "Keep it on! Keep it on!" as he tore at the snow pants and hat and I quickly danced into snow boots. He discovered snow packs together into little balls for throwing, in the front yard after his sister got off the bus and hence refused to come in the house. Ella was squealing with glee and pelting me the first time I announced I was "too cold so you must be too", and on the ninety-ninth time I announced it, Jack was still working dilligently at packing snow into a small mound under his knees and smiling. He told the neighbor kids how wonderful it all was with a string of excited consonants and they nodded like they knew what he was saying. I picked him up and wrestled him into the house all the while he was tearing at his snow suit trying to keep it all on. While Ella made hot coco, he fell asleep. That was what it was like for Jack to see real snow the first time.