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“spring” break

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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.

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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.

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After playing in the yard for a while, Liliana thought it would be a good idea to go sledding. So sledding we went.

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We have a small hill down the street from our house, easily within walking distance.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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  • ruby Friday, April 10, 2015, 5:03 pm

    crazy fluctuating temperatures, sure love seeing those kids, hugs from where it mostly rains, ruby

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