We got a huge storm this past weekend. You may have heard of it, it was called Nemo 🙂 My kids, both of them, are finally at the point where they would like to stay outside for long periods of time in the snow. I’m not saying we never took the kids out in the snow, but they are more likely to stay outside now for more than 15 minutes! And what should one do if you have huge snow drifts and a lot of time on your hands?
Build snow forts of course! My husband actually dug this out for the kids. I have to tell you, all of my mama instinct was saying “this is going to cave in on them!” However, my husband squashed my fears by digging more of a snow tunnel, which I felt much more comfortable with!
The kids loved it! They were so excited to be outside and climbing huge snow banks, I am not entirely sure it really mattered that it was a snow fort. They then went down the street to my mom’s house. She has a huge snow bank that the plow truck made plowing her driveway. They spent a good part of Sunday sliding down the snow bank, and climbing through the snow tunnel.
It was awesome to see them enjoy the snow so much, especially when I sometimes question the winters that we endure here in Maine! I know it will be short lived. We are supposed to have temps in the 40’s this week. But, while it is here, instead of wishing it away, I am going to embrace it! Let my inner child out and have a good time.
What fun winter activities are you doing these days? Do your kids love the snow, or prefer to watch from a window? Or do you not have snow at all?!
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