Tuesday 2 March 2010
Snots and sniffles and an earache or two have been the order of the days (and nights) for the past two weeks here. First Safiya, then me. The general wearing down has led to us parsing out our days into small bouts of chores, leisurely cooking, and long bouts of sitting and watching the snow melt.
We did brave the weather last week for three rounds of sledding, though. We haven't had real winter weather for months, and she was so excited when we got a proper snow ("now it's really winter") that I just stuffed my coat pockets with handkerchiefs and gamely followed her lead. Now it's all melting and there's talk of planting peas....
Safiya is the one who suggested the Scrabble today. Spelling, reading, strategy, adding, and multiplication all in the guise of a game that I can do while nursing a cup of lemon and honey tea? Done!