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It’s a beautiful morning. The sun is shining, the air is crisp, and there is snow on the ground. Oh, and my son is crying. No, not because he doesn’t want to go to school, but because there is snow on the ground AGAIN! Yes, I’ll admit it, my son HATES the snow!
Honestly, it’s something that has taken me by surprise. When he was little, he wanted to be out in the snow from the second he was awake until it was time for bed. However in the last few years that has changed. My boy who normally LOVES to be outside wants only to stay inside on snow days now.
I NEED HELP!
You see, my husband and I are relatively obsessed with winter. We love the snow and love to be out playing in it. Skiing, snowshoeing, skating, sledding, forts, snowmen…you name it and we like it. So to have a kid who hates snow is difficult for us.
The interesting phenomenon is that he is still completely obsessed with skiing. He is always up for a little snowshoeing or ice skating, and he has a hard time saying no to an intense round of sledding. Okay, thankfully the really cool stuff stuck with him so maybe I shouldn’t complain, but I still worry about everyday outdoor time. He only will willingly participate if it’s a BIG adventure like this. Luckily, we know how to do winter adventures, and do them quite well, but with a full day of school and the sun going down so early, those can only happen on the weekends. Forget backyard play, forts, or snowmen, and don’t even think about sledding at the easy hill at our local park.
So what are we doing about it? Nothing. Honestly, I need some ideas and inspiration. He’s 6 and I really can’t make him do it if he doesn’t want to, especially since I have 2 younger kids who constantly need my help.