Friday, March 7, 2014

Army Corps of Engineers

Despite the challenges of all the snow we had last week, the kids were thrilled to pieces to play in it. I have to say, they worked really hard and for a long time building snow forts and other structures, including an elaborate system of pathways. They were like the Army Corps of Engineers.

For someone who is all too familiar with whining about shoveling, I can attest to how much hard work went into their project. That was a lot of shoveling. What was really cool about it was the thought that went into it. They made all sorts of assorted lounges with multiple seats and even drink holders. There was a bar and a serving station, and even a fort with lookouts for invaders.

It was nice for them to get outside and burn off calories, especially when the weather is not warm and dry. I was reluctant to break their routine with lunch, but at some point they had to re-fuel. The mud room was a disaster, filled with snow and ice-encrusted clothes. It took about 10 minutes to clean up, but that’s a small price to pay for having your kids enjoy a cold and snowy winter day.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to megankhines for the pic.

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