Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Wonder of The Season

When I got up this morning I was grumbling a bit because it was cold. I am not a huge fan of cold weather and of being cold.  When I looked outside it was dreary and gray, sort of like my mood.

I got in the car to take my son to preschool and the radio station was playing Christmas music. All I could think of was, Are you serious? It's barely November.

My mood did not improve.

When I picked up my little boy from preschool a few snowflakes were making their way from the sky, floating to the ground, hitting my feet that were still clad in sandals. (I know, I know, I just haven't put them away yet and I was in a hurry!) 

But as I stood there and watched my little boy turn his face to the sky with the biggest smile on his face to try and catch a snowflake, I couldn't help but smile with him. "Mommy! This is the best day ever! It's snowing."

We raced to the car and when we got home he went immediately to our movies and got out Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The old one with Burl Ives in it.  "We have to watch it now because it's snowing," he told me. He grabbed his favorite fuzzy blanket and stood by the couch, waiting for me.

How could I resist that?

So I spent the afternoon watching an old Christmas movie with my boy, snuggling under the blanket and drinking hot chocolate with him after the movie was over.  

All because it was cold and snowing.

But it was different now.  There was no grumbling. No more bad mood for me. Everything is different because of the joy on his face.  And this is a day I will hold close in my heart and a memory of my little boy I will cherish forever. 


Jon Spell said...

I'm afraid I'm still of the "bah, humbug" air with the cold weather. I grew up in Florida, where it's currently a balmy 89 degrees. My mom even went to the beach today. And I got snowed on. Ok, it was barely a sprinkling of snow, but it was definitely frozen precipitate falling from the sky. All I can say is, Baby, it's cold outside! =)

Shirley said...

Good for you both!

The perspective of a child can change your day. In everything there is a sweet wonderment! Puddles are for splashing, snowflakes must be caught on the tongue, rain to dance in. If we could channel that same innocent pleasure in the little things, think how much happier we'd be.