That's my window caked with snow. Two of the windows in our house ended up having snow coming inside because we need to replace them. Oh, the joys of moving into a new house. Oh, the joys of winter. Oh, joy...
Thankfully, we are plant people. So, I can look at my various plants and remember that soon winter will end. At least, according to some Groundhog.
In the meantime, my older child likes to eat snow. So, we decided to do an experiment. Which kept both busy for a good half hour. First, we gathered snow in a clean bowl and waited for it to melt. Because children are impatient, I gave them a cup full to play with in the meantime.
Next, we poured the melted snow, or water, into a cup through a coffee filter.
Then, we looked at our results.
And through a magnifying glass.
All I can say is, I refuse to eat snow. But the kids? They thought it was gross and dirty but still wanted to get more and eat it. Mommy sighs. Kids laugh at Mommy sighing and continue to eat snow.
Yesterday, a friend reminded me of this verse.
"He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’ So that everyone he has made may know his work, he stops all people from their labor." Job 37: 6-7
At least my older child is off school so that we could all snuggle together, chase each other around the house and laugh and scream and dance... After all, why else would God bless us with them if we can't spend snow days laughing with them?
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