Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Today seemed like every other day....my bed was still incredibly warm and inviting, I had no idea what I was going to wear, the cat snarled at me when I moved my leg under the covers, and the warm shower water wanted me to stay all day.
I used my cell phone to light my closet up as I searched for my attire for the day. I settled on a skirt combination and was on my way to begin my morning routine.
"Mom, I want a snuggle!", came a groggy voice from in my bed.
"Let mommy finish getting ready for work and I'll come scoop you up!"
My casual morning routine was going to need to be rushed. Snuggle time would be a great addition to my morning. Once I was presentable, I scooped my monster out of the bed and went to awaken the beast in the other room.
Wait, what is that? My eye caught a glimpse of something out the playroom window. My head whipped back to the left to discover a bright light. This can't be right, it's March in WA for goodness sakes.
Winter had given us a gentle peck on the cheek. A dusting of white crystals clung to every surface.
"Mama, it's snowing. Is Santa coming?", said my now perked up 3-year-old.
Everyone was now up to start the day. Breakfast was on the table....time to start warming up the car. I opened the garage to a moderately cold environment. This isn't half as bad as I expected. I gingerly walked out into the dusting.....not slippery at all. Obviously it wasn't cold enough to ice the walkway and I didn't feel the need to put gloves on. This was definitely my kind of snow day.
After the crystal report from one of my students yesterday, I couldn't help but admire the bundles of snowflakes that clustered on my confused bushes. I couldn't help but think that they looked like mini cotton clumps. Or maybe coconut flavored sugar crystals like we had yesterday.
Here is a closer shot. My 6 year old said they looked like mini snow cones without flavor. I can see that too. What a fun way to start the day. Pictures to use to inspire metaphors in the classroom. I can't wait to see what my kiddos come up with.