I live in South Carolina where we saw no snow last year. Right
now I watching the snow come down and we could get anywhere from
3-10 inches of snow with some ice added in for good measure. This
means that everyone has run to the grocery store to buy milk and
bread. Not sure why those two things are most important, but the
grocery shelves are now empty. Our whole state has shut down and
probably will be for a few days. I have to admit I’m enjoying
a time where we can all be home and slow down for a few days, as
long as we do not lose power. Sometimes, it takes a weather event
to make your priorities clear. So, welcome to our new CWM subscribers
wherever you may live.
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Article – Making Memories
The weather we are experiencing in South Carolina has received
many names, but one of them is Snowmagedeon. You really would think
it is the end of the world. Yet, some of my fondest memories with
my children are during snow days. They would go outside make snowmen
and snowwomen, ride our garbage top lids (we didn’t have a
sled) down the hill in the back, and then come in for some hot chocolate.
A friend posted on Facebook that she was wishing for a short power
outage because she wanted to camp in the living room with her children
like she did as a child.
Making memories are important and most of the time the best memories
don’t have to cost money. Just a few memories from our home:
forts in the living room, obstacle courses inside and outside, treasure
hunts, making cookies, and playing in the leaves. When you look
back over your childhood what are some of your best memories?
I’m afraid with this digital age we have forgotten how to
have fun playing board games, making your own games, or just spending
time together. I wish I had been even more purposeful about making
fun memories for my children.
I encourage you today to find an inexpensive way to make memories
with your children today. Anybody up for making some snow ice cream?
Our children really like it when we make a fool out of ourselves.
Sometimes the crazier we are the funnier it is to them even though
they are feigning embarrassment. Every mother should try to embarrass
their children at least once. It is one of the joys of being a Mom.