|We really should get a cut off rent for this.|
On Monday, we had our first measurable snow. The boys were beside themselves when it started snowing on our way home from school. It was coming down pretty hard, so after a quick snack we bundled up to head outside. At that time, it was the fluffy, pretty, gentle snow, but it accumulated fast. We were out for about an hour and we didn't even get too cold! Not even the toddler. The big boys shoveled most of the way around the building, and the toddler jumped off the curb into the snow for about 30 minutes straight. I didn't hate it!
I got to thinking, as they literally frolicked out the door, about wonder. When do we lose our sense of wonder? The kids seem to get so excited over things we don't notice, or maybe even roll our eyes at. I look at snow and I think of dangerous driving, and shoveling, and bundling people up, and trying to buckle car seats with coats on. They think: "SNOW!!!" They even made up a little chant about shoveling, and were just laughing almost the whole time we wandered around in the snow.
Kids are such a wonderful reminder about enjoying life, about wonder. As the Oak Ridge Boys say, Thank God for Kids.