It's nearly 3:00 p.m. and as I'm typing this post, I hear no giggles or laughter coming from outdoors. It's our first major snowfall of the season, schools are closed, traffic is at a standstill, and I don't hear or see children sledding, throwing snowballs, nothing! Don't get me wrong, I'm thoroughly enjoying the peace and quiet, but where are the children? My neighborhood consists of blocks of middle-class families, not lacking in youngsters.
When children, we couldn't wait for that snow day or two. Dressed for the cold, we'd grab our sleds to plunge into the fresh, virgin snow and fly! All kidding aside, I'm ready to get dressed and go door-to-door to ask the neighbors to join in some old-fashioned winter fun! Are they too busy behind computers (asking the same question?) or watching television? What happened to enjoying a day off from school in the outdoors? Where are the children?
Hmm... I think I'll get dressed and get in touch with my child, perhaps even enjoy what mother nature has showered us so freely with!
See you in a few! :))