We had some snow on Saturday morning. Mabel named her snow girl “Pathetica.” Tonight the kids wanted to sing “Once There Was a Snowman*,” which reminded me that as of yesterday afternoon, Pathetica was still in pretty good shape on our back porch, so we all had to see how she’d fared in today’s warmth. She was still there, but living up to her name.
*Rose actually wanted to sing Once There Was a Snowman “backwards,” with the snowman defying all logic by starting out small and getting taller. I don’t know where these kids of mine get their mischievous sense of humor.
I’m told that this snowball was once three times larger, but Isaac dropped the ball and it broke.
Mabel found the last two unharvested carrots in our garden, but decided they were unsuitable as Pathetica noses. We had a pretty good carrot harvest this year; it saved us $2 in grocery bills.