Winter

Tom told me that this week was the coldest on record in March. We are so lucky to be alive during this historical moment.

Winter is, I hope, having its last gasp; snow, ice, frigid temperatures.

I did posts in honor of summer and fall, and  though winter is not my favorite, I’m also a middle child, and no self-respecting middle child would leave anyone out.

Winter has a few perks. A precious, tiny, few perks.

We’ll start here: indoor water play. David “plays in the water” at least three times a day and asks to “play in the water” at least ten times more than that. I fill a bowl, give him a few toys and scoops, and let him play until things get raucous. Then he gets down, walks a lap around the house, comes back, takes one look at the sink, thinks, HMMMM, MAYBE I’LL TRY SOMETHING NEW! THAT SINK LOOKS LIKE A GOOD IDEA!, and scoots his stool over to the sink while saying, “I play in the water, please, Mommy?”

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But winter fun doesn’t stop at the kitchen sink.

There’s also mornings watching trucks from the window with friends.

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Little boys in yellow boots.

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Baking cookies

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(Or standing at the counter eating butterscotch morsels while Mommy makes cookies. “I love these, Mommy! I do!”)

Bundled up babies at the park

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Art projects

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RSV nebulizer treatments

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Wait. How did that get in here? That’s one of the worst parts of winter.

Let’s get back on track.

Winter is also good for…
Snow day picnics with neighbors.

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Indoor sensory play

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…more sensory play…

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so much sensory play…

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Making forts

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And the best part of winter? Unexpected sunny afternoons.

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Winter: to know you is to resent you.

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2 Comments

  1. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast March 7, 2014

    So many precious pictures! I love all the sensory play. I used to do that a lot with L. Now she makes up her own projects. Lately, she’s been really into cutting out pictures and re-glueing them into her own “book” and trying to write a few words in there. It’s so fun to watch them learn!

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  2. Jessie March 10, 2014

    Your little man is too cute for words. I love that you share all these precious moments with all of us. It’ll be so nice to have something to look back at (posts), to see what happened when & where.

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