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January 31, 2012

Packing snow

Harriet has been lusting after winter for weeks now, but the season really hasn’t delivered. It’s the last day of January, and only now have we received the supply of “packing snow” required for Snow Person construction. But Harriet was ecstatic, and we did have a good time rolling up all the snow in the backyard to make this guy. I explained to Harriet that he would not be long for this world, as our temperatures are tropical today, but I’m not sure that she really understood. “Remember how all the snow melted in Charlie and Lola?” I asked her, but she ignored me, and I really was being a bit of a downer. Though not unnecessarily– I just looked out the window, and our Snow Person is no more. My plan to distract Harriet away from trauma resulting from this situation will involve offering ice cream and chocolate. And it will probably taste better than what I found her eating when I finally dragged her inside (kicking and screaming) for nap time, which was dirty snow out of our garden using a long-abandoned, formerly-buried piece of sidewalk chalk as a spoon.

3 thoughts on “Packing snow”

  1. carin says:

    So glad she got to make/eat her snowperson!

  2. Angela says:

    Oh! Have you read her Sadie and the Snowman yet? I loved that book as a kid and it would be the (potentially) perfect antidote to a melty snowperson.

    1. Kerry says:

      Will check it out! Thanks for the recommendation.

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