I used to hate snow. I used to hate it a lot. Yet this year I’ve been watching the weather forecast with eagerness. This week my weather app threatened snow again and again with no real results. Friday night I’m curled up beside my husband, listening to him read “Fellowship of the Rings” aloud to me. I roll onto my stomach and looked into his face.
He lowered the book and smiled at me. “Yeah babe?”
“If we wake up and there is snow tomorrow…”
“And that show is good packing snow…”
“Can we build snowmen?”
He laughed. “Of course.”
“And can we build one with it’s head on the ground and the other laughing at it?”
Tim snorted. “You have a little Calvin in you.”
For those of you who may not be familiar with the “Calvin and Hobbs” comic strip by Bill Watterson, it is about an imaginative boy named Calvin and his stuffed tiger named Hobbs. Calvin loves playing in the snow and builds the most bizarre and entertaining snowmen. For more examples please feel free to google “Calvin and Hobbs snowmen”.
The next morning I looked out my window. Snow! Glorious, heavy, wet, thick, white, snow! My dear hubby and I played for a good hour and made my imagined creation as well as a six foot monster to sit in the front yard. 🙂 Hey! If it’s cold and wet outside you might as well make the best of it right?
Timmy and I beside the first snow people we’ve ever built together! Thank you for sharing this moment with us! *wipes away tear*