January 6th, 2009

It snowed on New Year’s Eve and part of New Year’s day and then the temperatures promptly dropped below freezing and stayed there; they’ll be staying there all week. The sidewalks are sheets of ice and bumpy rutted packed snow; the elderly and the stroller crowd are not amused. The state of the sidewalks is such that today I decided it was easier to pick Small Boy up from Spielgruppe in the sled than with the stroller. I packed the Boychen up and belted him into the seat we’ve got attached to our Davos sled and pulled him along behind me to get Small Boy. On the way home, Small Boy sat on the sled behind his brother and I dragged them both home earning smiles from the other pedestrians, more than one of whom probaby wished somebody would drag them along on a sled. The privileges of childhood.