Did I let the girl go ice skating?
and she may have loved it.
but her brother found it the scariest thing he’d ever done
because balancing on anything is hard
but balancing on ice, on two thin blades is the hardest thing ever.
Did we have an amazing day?
Did the kids make a formidable team as they pegged others with snowballs on the other side of a large volleyball net
and then suddenly turn on each other,
and sucking in their breath as the balls exploded on skin and soaked through clothes.
and the small boy had the time of his life hurling snow at his father,
who was being resupplied by his youngest girl, so he could retaliate.
Were the conditions perfect for building a small snowman
or for meeting with some husky dogs who had just run a race
or for spending time together as a family
and feeling as though we could fly to the moon
because we felt so care free.