Do you want to go make a snowman?
I’m playing with my dolly.
Get your thumb out of your mouth. Dolly will be here when we get back. Here, put on the snow pants Nana got you.
They’ll keep you warm and dry. We’ll make an igloo. A fort. Have a snowball fight.
Because it’s fun. and because you’ve never seen snow like this, enough to tunnel under.
“WHO WANTS TO COME MAKE A SNOWMAN WITH US?”
Mommy don’t yell, you hurt my ear.
Here, put this hat on.
That hat is ugly.
It’s warm, put it on. Boots, gloves, jacket. Good. Let’s go.
Nana, are you coming with us?
We’re taking the dogs out for a walk, pumpkin.
What dogs? Muffin?
Yes, Muffin. And Aunt Susan’s dog Noodles. And Uncle Gerald’s dog Chief. Wouldn’t you like to come for a walk with us?
Mum, why don’t you all come and help us build a snowman.
TIME FOR WALKIES!! Muffin! Noodles! Chief! Oh ho ho, what good doggies. Come, come. Gerald! Susan! Goodbye dear. Sure you won’t come?
Mommy, it’s cold out here!
Yes, sweetie, it’s very cold. Help me dig and you’ll warm up. Look, the mouth of the tunnel is almost as tall as you are. You’ll have to crawl, though. I don’t want the roof to cave in.
My mittens are wet. I don’t want to crawl. Where are the doggies?
The doggies are on their walkies with their mummies and daddies. You and I are building you a snow cave. Go in, see if you fit.
My cheeks hurt. Mommy, do your cheeks hurt?
Just about done. Can you get in there?
I’m cold, Mommy. My mittens are wet.
There, you look so cute. Where’s the camera?
Oh! Doggies barking! Mommy!
Yes, of course. The camera is with the dogs.
Mommy! My nose hurts!
Okay. Let’s go get some hot cocoa.
And some for the doggies?
No. None for the doggies.