we were such dummies the day it snowed. we didn't check the weather report and we bundled the kids up for a trip to the gym. we noted on the car ride that there didn't seem to be many people oot and aboot that day. after returning home, we watched the news and their were multiple school closings due to freezing temperatures and slick roads. so glad we braved the elements for a few sweaty minutes at the gym.
reagan testing the snow. he wasn't sure if he was supposed to pick up his feet or if he was going to fall off the snow.
he was pretty pleased with the whole experience. i have found that i can use the threat of snow as a great diversion.
reagan: wanna watch mickey mouse!!! AHAHAHA!
mama: look reagan, i think it is snowing!
and he will stand transfixed at the window watching for any snowflakes, happily forgetting about his prior requests.
or better yet:
reagan: wanna piece of chocwick candy! reagan no wanna eat chicken!
mama: reagan, the snow won't come if you aren't a nice boy and finish your dinner.
i love a little manipulation in parenting.