Woke up this morning to Winter – what a shock! It always comes as a shock the first time I look out the window to see everything coated in white and hear the sound of the neighbours’ shovels scraping against their driveways as they clear the snow. So when I asked the kids what they wanted for breakfast and my son said oatmeal, yup – that sounded just right.
Oatmeal is great for school days because it only takes a few minutes to throw together and they always finish their breakfast quickly when I make it. This morning, I added a very ripe banana, almond milk, brown sugar and a splash of vanilla to the oatmeal and water.
I had barely sat down to my breakfast when the kids were done theirs. So I sent them outside to shovel the driveway. When they came in, I had to feed them again! PB and J with hot apple cider. There’s nothing like playing in the snow to get the metabolism running!
I guess they’re too young to be expected to shovel the driveway. My daughter has been waiting for the first snow for months. So I threw on my winter gear and got it done. By the time they had their second breakfast and their winter clothes back on, we had to make a beeline for the school with very little time for detours. That didn’t stop them from running through their “secret passages” and sliding down hills.
What a beautiful morning. The sun sparkled on the freshly fallen snow – my daughter couldn’t help but sing Christmas carols. The school ground was a cacophony of excitement. The two snow piles the snowplow made clearing the courtyard were covered in kids like ants on an ant hill. I feel blessed to have been able to enjoy early morning with the kids after the first snowfall of the season.