One cold, winter South Texas night, MacGyver prayed for snow. The next morning he woke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. He woke-up his sister. MacGyver didn’t have a red snowsuit like Peter. So he put on his red jacket and he and his sister went outside to play in the snow for the very first time in their lives!
A few weeks ago we highlighted art by children inspired by Ezra Jack Keats delightful book The Snowy Day. Little did we know that our children would actually get to experience a real snowy day here in South Texas. As my children began playing in the snow, my mind immediately began noticing how their actions mirrored those of Peter’s.
Just like Peter their feet went crunch, crunch, crunch in the snow and they made footprints going this way and that.
Miss Enigma found a stick to make new tracks. However, there wasn’t enough snow in the trees to smack.
Then there were snowball making classes given by Daddy who grew up with real snow up north. Of course, a snowball fight followed. I think Daddy would be considered one of the big boys in Peter’s Snowy Day book. None of us could compete! Maybe next time we’ll be old enough.
So we made our own miniature snowman.
And MacGyver made snow angels.
MacGyver couldn’t resist tasting the fresh snow. And before heading inside for the day, he made a huge pile of snowballs and hid them in the shade for the next day. He knew better than to bring them inside. Maybe he learned that lesson from Peter.
Finally, MacGyer decided to call it a day. He knew just how to warm himself up. He made himself a great big cup of homemade hot cocoa.
The Sunny Day
Two days after our Snowy Day . . . the children were back in their shorts, playing in the warm sunshine of a Texas Sunny Day. Welcome to the weather of South Texas!
As a child, did you grow-up with Snowy Days? This Texas gal has very little experience with Snowy Days. I don’t know why, but I was surprised how closely my children’s snowy day play followed along with that of Peter’s.
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