Bringing back childhood…
There was this little thing called Blizzard Nemo that showed up last Friday, February 8, 2013.
And if you count no power, into Sunday, too.
But Sunday showed up with the sun… a sun that created sparkly diamonds in the white winter wonderland. Sunday reminded me of my childhood years (ages 8-12), when I lived in New Hampshire, where after a snowfall, me and all the kids in my neighborhood grabbed our sleds and toboggans and headed to “the pit.” The pit was a steep hill that sailed us steeply down, and when the snow was all packed and perfect, right across a snowy field and, if we were really lucky, to the small frozen pond and beyond.
I think sledding may just be the happiest memories of my childhood. The swishing sounds of sleds. The laughter. The white, white landscape. The blue skies of after-snow. The diamond sparkles. The acrobatics of creative sledding… hooked together like trains, 2/3/4/5-kid piles-ups, laying/sitting/kneeling and yes, even standing (yikes!). Races, crashes, face plants. You name it. It happened.
SO. When I heard that my son-in-law Matthew had built a slalom/luge style backyard masterpiece, complete with night lighting, for my 4 grandsons and anyone else who dared, I just had to get my sledding on. Bringing back childhood!
And so it goes in the snow….
And childhood memories-in-the-making…
And now for some new memories, this time as a Grandma!
Yes, even face plants.
The sights, the sounds, the laughter, the diamond sparkles under a blue, sunny sky and some crazy acrobatics.
Exactly as I remember!