This is another episode from Previously on Amara from March of 2008. She wasn’t quite 4 years old yet. With so much of this country waist deep in snow and with Southern California expecting a balmy 72° today, it seemed like good timing!
I grew up in Michigan where the winters are very cold and where snowball fights were something we loved as kids — even as grownups. In Southern California we almost NEVER get snow. And I like it that way! If I never see snow again, that is OK with me.
Of course Amara feels much differently. A couple of years ago her preschool teacher taught the class how to have snowball fights without ever getting cold or wet. You make your snowballs out of waxed paper! They fly very well when you throw them, unlike snowballs made from Kleenex which don’t fly well at all. These snowballs won’t break anything if they miss their target and hit something valuable. And you can stock up a whole pile of them before you call Grandpa in from the office and bombard him with snowballs!
This really was a lot of fun and gave her a chance to practice throwing and to run around and giggle with Grandpa. She’s coming over tonight. Maybe we should "get Grampy" again! I’ve got lots of waxed paper.
This post has been linked to Say it Saturday at Family Home and Life.