The last time Elanor saw snow was the winter of 2009/2010. She doesn’t remember it, and to be honest, it wasn’t a big hit with her. She was in her snow suit, and I stood her in snow almost as high as her waist for about 5 seconds before she started to cry.
However, as she watches American TV, she has seen a lot of shows hype snow as part of their Christmas episodes or winter/seasonally themed episodes. She has been fairly vocal about wanting to see it for real.
Imagine our dismay to find Massachusetts having one of its least snowy months in recent memory. We were feeling pretty certain that we’d have to apologize for the weather. Luckily, on our trip up to Maine to visit with my grandfather, there was a minor miracle–it had snowed earlier that day…and the next morning, there was still some snow dusting the ground, and more than enough to make Ellie happy.
We were also told that snow feels “slippery and slimy.”