“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
Winter has finally arrived and as you can see in the photo below, Amy is very much enjoying it. It’s been snowing pretty much all week with most of the week disappearing towards the middle of the week. But Friday saw a cold front coming in, so everything is still covered in a white blanket.
I don’t know about you but I think snow just makes everything look more beautiful. It’s so serene and peaceful. Well, at least until you let Amy loose. She loves snow and trying to catch snowflakes with her tongue. I never thought I’d see her turn into a snow lover and I’ll tell you why.
During her first real winter here in Germany last year, she absolutely hated the cold. She was wrapped up ready for an expedition to the Arctic but every morning on our way to kindergarten, she would start crying because she was cold. She wore tights, jeans and snow trousers as well as thermal gloves and boots and everything you can see in the picture above. But every single morning, you could see the tears pooling up in her eyes.
It wasn’t that she was being dramatic or throwing a tantrum. I think it was just a massive change for her that she had to get used to. She had only known English winters until then and had to face temperatures as low as -20 degrees here in Germany. I love these crisp mornings and don’t wear a hat, scarf or gloves but for Amy it was a real shock to the system.
Now she wraps up warm and storms out into the cold and enjoys the snow. I hope we’ll get a little more of it over the coming weeks so we can have some more outdoor fun. I still remember skating on the lakes or skiing through the woods. And I know that these are things that will make Amy love winter even more.