Holding onto winter
While spring blossoms in people’s hopes, some of us are too busy holding onto winter. First, get a neighbour with a big spade and a special igloo-building bucket and then round up the kids on the street…
Work all afternoon with miniature-sized helpers… (Wear a helmet in case of falling ice bricks!)
Let the kids go in for tea, while the artistic neighbour with the big bucket and spade continues working until it is dark.
Get up early on Saturday morning and continue building the igloo. Make sure it is big enough for the kids to stand up in. Oh – and don’t forget to build a door and a little window. Lay down a carpet of pine branches and put four children-sized chairs inside the igloo. Stand back and admire the result!
Let the igloo stand there in proud defiance of the thaw that is just starting. (Make sure you eat your veggie hot dogs in there before it melts!)
Yup – some of us find it hard to let go of winter. We just want to enjoy its very last moments — to the full!