I showed up right on time for my snow day yard duties and dashed back out to the car to grab my camera. I had expected something neat, but what greeted me was cooler than I anticipated. An entire play yard covered in snow. The sun shining overhead. And a group of parents, waiting to make the afternoon magical.
The kids all traipsed out, a motley crew in an assortment of winter wear – from the fully kitted out in snow gear to the ones, like C, outfitted in whatever their parents could piece together at the last minute. The joy on their faces was the same though. Sheer delight and instant recognition.
“Snow!” Some whispered, while the rest just dove in.
Snow angels, snow balls, and non stop sledding filled the 25 minutes each class was allotted. I stood at the top of the sled run, helping kids climb into sled after sled after sled. Their smiles and shrieks of delight eased the increasing kinks in my back.
A great time was had by all and the two hours I worked in the yard passed in a flash. I highly doubt that the soreness in my muscles will ease quite as fast. When I woke up this morning I didn’t exactly expect to be shoveling show and pushing kids down sled runs for two hours.
I’ll let you know tomorrow if it was worth it.