My brother and I would be out for what seemed like 30mins, but in retrospect it was probably closer to >1min! We'd clamor at the door. See, we'd have to clamor and scream and cry: "MoM!!"...because she would lock the door [I know!!!].
Our kids wouldn't hear of "you'd get sick of it". So when it started snowing around 4pm today, they were cheering and dancing! 4 of us were at the high school, Paul was driving home and Dani and the boys were home. On our way home from the school it was really coming down! Those nice big fluffy flakes. When the little girls saw that it started sticking you would've thought it was Christmas morning!
I called Dani to see if it was snowing at the house:
Me: Hi...[cut off]
Dani: IT'S SNOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When we got home at 6pm, Dani had made dinner for them [Paul and I had, what else...ckn salad :O( ] and it was DONE [I need to be gone at dinnertime more often...if anyone was to get dinner done in the realm of "dinnertime"...it's her!]. She had coats on the boys already - who were waiting for "Mommy to come home". So Kayla ate dinner while the rest of the kids went outside to play in the snow. There could've been an inch on the ground.
Dani told me what Joseph said, getting all excited about the snow [being 2yo, I think this was his first snow!], as she told him how they'd play in the snow when I got home. He said, "Dani, can I do this?" - where he proceeded to lie down on the floor and move his arms and legs back and forth. How in the world does he know what a snow angel is? Dani told me... it's Noggin.
So, they got to play outside, in their glory. Paul came home, changed and went out with them. He tried finding some gloves for the ones who didn't have any on..."Did we lose some gloves?". I replied: "No. We just have more kids now than the last time it snowed in GA!". So...I've got kids coming in and out, "Mommy! I need gloves." "Mommy! I'm cold". Blah. Blah. Blah. In the meantime - my hardwood floors are getting more trashed by all the wet snow. I told them to stop coming in and out or the next time they came in it would be for good. They just couldn't help themselves. So, you know what I did? I locked the door!!!