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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Snowman



The mind of a five year old is an interesting thing. 

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.
Avery: Oh.

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.
Me: [sigh]

At least she keeps me on my toes.



5 comments:

  1. This is adorable. I could hear voice all through the conversation. What fun you must have with that cutie-pie!! :)

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  2. Such excitement! And yet - interests change so quickly at that age. I love your side commentary for us readers - so relate-able.

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  3. Got a chuckle out of this one😊. I love how you structured it. Your story moved as you were driving and as you transitioned to the snow day. Great use of voice when you shared your "thought bubbles"

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  4. What a great slice! I love how you captured the conversation (along with your thoughts)!

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  5. She is a sweetheart and I'm betting this conversation could occur a few more times. UGH! I had to laugh a little today seeing her in the hall. I saw this little smiley girl waving like crazy at me. I thought, who is that (my almost 40 year old eyes are not what they used to be). When I finally got close enough, I waved. So happy that little face.

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