5 years, 2 months.
Last Friday morning, Nashville began shutting down. Virtually everyone was sent home from school and work, as the blizzard was beginning.
I am so grateful that it happened exactly when it did: over the weekend.
There was so pressure to try to have to get out in the snowy chaos on the roads for work the next couple of days afterwards, only to have to use my vacation days if I couldn’t make it out of the driveway.
Instead, you and I had the best time!
Mommy preferred the snow better from inside the house. Though she did brag on herself at one point, “I got out on the snow when I checked the mail.”
Meanwhile, you and I made the most of it. Ultimately, nothing we did was what some may call… safe. It was all dangerous, which made it convenient that Mommy didn’t venture out into the snow with us.
I made this video of our adventures together:
Our tour of danger began with you sledding for the first time. While you went down the hill several times with your neighbor friend, Marissa, you weren’t afraid to go alone either.
In fact, since you were the youngest and smallest there at the neighborhood sledding hill, you were the only one small enough to get lodged underneath the wooden fence when the sled didn’t stop in time.
An older boy, who is in the 4th grade commented about you: “Man, that little kid is tough!”
Because with all the bumps and scratches, you never once showed an ounce of fear; you just laughed about it all.
We also ventured over the “climbing wall,” which was the side of 15 foot tall hill, which was laced with a bunch of snow-covered rocks.
You were curious to walk on a frozen pond with me, so I took you to a large puddle that looked like a pond instead. (I knew the water there was barely a foot deep even at the deepest parts.)
And then there was the part where you kept rolling down the tall hill near the creek.
Speaking of the creek, we followed it all the way into the next neighborhood, as you jumped across it along the way.
We took advantage of the adventurous weather. You and I make a good danger team.