In my girls’ school district, Spring Break is not two weeks in March, but rather it’s split between a week in February (obviously not spring) and a week in April. I had some plans for this week, but they fell through due to loss of a vehicle (it’s not lost lost, just not in use at the moment) and loss of spring. As in, this is Still-Winter Break. Saskatchewan doesn’t do spring. Nor does it do fall. Our seasons are as follows: almost winter, frigid winter, still winter, and construction.
When we woke up to snow this morning, I was determined to not let it get us down. I let the kids have their screen time in the morning and then I took everyone outside. A certain child, not mentioning any names, is happier when I’m out there with all of them, as otherwise she (or he) is a big grump and takes it out on the other two.
The snow wasn’t sticking as well as it looked like it would, but it was good enough for a small snowman. And also for throwing snowballs at sisters.
After playing in the yard for a while, Liliana thought it would be a good idea to go sledding. So sledding we went.
We have a small hill down the street from our house, easily within walking distance.
Preston did one run and then was done with it, but he ran up and down the hill every time the girls did a run. I think he’ll sleep well tonight.
Liliana surprised me by going down by herself over and over. I thought for sure I’d have to go down with her at least once, but she was so brave and loved it. I was quite proud of her.
Even though we had a lot of fun today, I’m hoping we get at least a few days of actual spring, as to do things that don’t require ski pants and toques and mitts. It’s supposed to be 17°C/63°F on Saturday, so here’s hoping.
At least summer break will be snow-free, right?