Tuesday, March 14, 2017
As we drove to school last week, when the weather was fairly warm, my kindergarten sidekick started a line of questioning about the weather.
Avery: Mom, when will it be hot outside?
Me: It will be a while yet. It's still winter right now. Then we will have spring and then summer, when it's hot.
Avery: But its kinda warm right now, so it's spring now.
Me: Well, it is a little warmer right now than it usually is, but it's still winter for a little longer.
Three miles later.
Avery: Will it snow today?
Maddie (eight year old sister): No, it's too warm for snow today. I saw the weather this morning. It's not going to snow at all this week.
Avery: BUT MOOOOOOOOM (go ahead, say it with inflection, you know that sound)!!!! I didn't even get to make a snowman this year!
Me: [and this is my fault how?] Well, sweetie, remember when I told you that it's still winter? Just because we aren't getting snow this week doesn't mean we won't get more this year.
Avery: Are you sure?
Me: I'm not sure if we will get more snow or not, but we could!
Avery: Then I'm going to make a snowman when we get more snow.
Me: That sounds like a good plan!
Ten days later.
Avery: Mom! Mom! Mom! It's snowing outside! [jumping up and down]
Me: It sure is! And, guess what? It's going to snow all day!
Avery: Whoa! That's a lot of snow!
Me: Yep! Probably a few inches. Maybe you can go build that snowman you wanted to make!
Avery: No, I don't want to anymore.
At least she keeps me on my toes.