Sunday, February 04, 2007

Snow Softball

We finally got snow in Franklin, Tennessee. We had a false alarm on Thursday when we got a slight dusting at 5AM that was completely melted by 7AM.

Williamson County Schools were closed somewhere between that time.

Friday morning we got the "biggie."

We woke up to 2 feet of snow! Scratch that...it was actually 7/8ths of an inch. Same effect though- the entire county shut down. No school again.

Michelle and the girls and I got bundled up and headed outside for a snowball fight before it all melted. It was girls against boys- that made it 5 to 1.

After Michelle and I called it quits, the girls stayed outside and invented a new game- Snow Softball.

How is it played? A pitcher throws giant snow balls for the batter to hit. The batter uses a racket to slam the snow ball, and the catcher holds an umbrella instead of a catcher's mitt. Every other player stands in front of the batter waiting to get plastered with the exploding snow ball.

To be a kid again. Something as simple as snow, causing school to be canceled, removes every weight and worry in the world. The joy they had that morning was contagious. Even though I had a ton of work to get done, the time spent outside with them pulled me into their world, even for just a little while.


2 comments:

Karen Shanley said...

Great pics! And great game. We'll have to give that a try--it looks really fun.

The Eccentric Blonde said...

This brings back great memories from my childhood! My brother and I used to do that - minus the umbrella! :)