Oh, did I just say that I was tired of snow? But…it’s a winter wonderland! You half expected to see unicorns and ice fairies frolicking in the snow today (and we did see something magical, we did). I swear Claudine was the only kid in all of Brooklyn to have school today. Not even public school was open. That’s HARD CORE. Look, I admit I was half tempted to keep her home with Mia. I seem to have some sort of sinus thing going on and I was tired, but then the girls started fighting and I got my ass off the couch fast right then, right there. I made her a quick lunch and got them dressed. I’m not going to lie. I was grumpy, we all were. But then the most magical thing happened. We walked outside. It wasn’t cold and the snow was magnificent. It was the best snow, softer than a baby’s butt doused in baby powder, and we trekked the near mile walk up to school.
After we dropped Claudine off at school, Mia and I took a little walk across the street to Prospect Park, just the 2 of us. We held hands. We marveled at the beauty of it all. I took pictures. We petted dogs. We came home and drank hot chocolate. The snow is grand.
(ok ok, that’s not exactly how it happened. The girls got snow in their boots when they had to climb over knee deep snow drifts to cross the street and then started whining because the snow turned to ice cold water in their boots and their feet became freezing cold. A car totally splattered slush on us as it was driving by and we got dumped on by big clumps of snow every time the wind shook the snow from the trees. It WAS pretty and the snow IS grand, but maybe not like unicorns and ice fairies.)