On Embracing the Winter With My ToddlersSelena Mills
I’m not quiet about the fact that winter is my least favourite season of the year. Which, for a mama living in a small town in Northern Canada is kind of like saying I don’t like Nickelback. Which is also true. But I can stomach a little more winter than listening to those dudes any day.
Although I do personally know a guy who beat up the whole band. All at once. I know, spill – right?
Alas, it is not my story to tell. You’re just going to have to take my word for it. And smile on the inside just imagining the sheer awesomeness of how that story might go.
Back to this embracing the winter and snow business. Far be it for me to be a bitter old mama who won’t take her kids out to engage in some outdoorsy winter fun, so on the weekends we make a habit of going sledding and going on brisk hikes and drinking hot chocolate. HEck, our neighbours even built a snow mountain/fort/sledding hill in the middle of our crescent.
It would seem I am the only one who fakes at embracing it. So much so that I’m a winter runner now? Which I’ll admit I’m actually starting to enjoy – but in the interest of full-disclosure, I enjoy doing so a little bit more when I get to go out on my own.
I can also admit that there is a tiny part of my cold and shrivelled, winter-hating heart that I’ve actually ended up enjoying our winter outings, which is more than I can say for my son. He is NOT into any type of sledding. No way, no how. His sister on the other hand, would go down a staggeringly steep, 600 ft. slope if we let her.
Since that’s not going to happen she revels in the mini hills we let her careen down and she shouts, ‘Wheeeee! Wheeeeee! Wheeeeee!’ Over and over again. It is the epitome of adorable.
Wyndham would rather go exploring on foot, in search of animal tracks, rolling around in great white mounds of snow and asking when we can go to Ice Capp (Tim Horton’s) for hot chocwite.
Tim Horton’s?! Sledding?! Someone help me!
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