Does anyone remember the short story by Ray Bradbury about the planet where the sun shone for only one day every 100 years? That is what it is like to get snow around these parts.
While the rest of the world pines for spring, we were absolutely thrilled to get Winter For a Day. It was just lovely: quarter-sized flakes swirling, falling, sticking.It looked just like Narnia.
The teachers let all the kids out onto the playground to play, and emailed home pictures. Preston and his friend Mason shoveled the snow with spatulas. And yes, we even pulled out the orange sleds (relics from my childhood) and headed to the hill. It was cold, and windy too. Addison took one courageous run down the hill, which by that point had about a 1/16 of an inch of snow on it. (Even though I saw someone trying to snowboard!) Then we all climbed in the car and drove back to the warmth of our home. We’re going to be just fine in Minnesota, don’t you think?
But for now, we’ll enjoy the magic of snow one day, shorts the next.