We had our first taste of snow fall of the year. And it was pure joy watching Baby Pancakes get acquainted with his first snow fall. He kept looking at the flakes falling mesmerized, wondering, curious, trying to figure out what was going on. Something white tiny was falling from the sky. And this doesn’t usually happen…i could hear him thinking as his eyes went from left to right and up and down. At one point, he was trying to catch the snow with his fingers as they felt on his face. I made snow balls and gave to him and when it realized they were cold…he would drop them and then try to pick them up. Snow from the trees melted immediately in his hand. And i attempted to explain the process of snow dissolving…teaching and learning myself.
These are moments, i am so glad i have the opportunity to be a mother. Watching my son experience something new for the first time is a breathe of fresh air. Children really do allow you to take that time and appreciate the little things. I haven’t played in the snow since i was a child. And now i get the opportunity to be curious and wonder about how these tiny little white things fall on the ground to create a bunch of big white things? Having Baby Pancakes makes me appreciate nature and all it’s wonders. Including a simple snow fall.
It makes me forget that it sucks to drive in the snow and ice. That my pants get wet (i hate that) and or that i have to wear layers of clothing…instead it makes me appreciate the fluffiness of some snow falls. The slushy snow. The light snow. The heavy snow fall. The prettiness of a snow fall when you are in your house cozy and warm. The whole front/backyard covered in snow.
Everything through a child’s eyes is brilliant and bright. And it make me feel warm inside as i enjoyed Baby Pancakes’ first snow fall with him. It made me remember the book by Ezra Jack Keats, A Snow Day (which was on his Christmas list already) and the joy and exuberance Peter had about his snow day adventure.
I thoroughly enjoyed our adventure in the snow today. And i look forward to seeing many more snow days through the eyes of Baby Pancakes. What a fun day i had with my son!!