We are at just the right latitude to reliably get one great SLEDDING DAY a year. Sometimes it's more--and one year there was no snow at all--but we can pretty much count on one.
Which, of course, means that when it's SLEDDING DAY, there's no time to waste--we must go!
This year we needed two sleds for the first time.
The Kid--who has been riding solo for several years now--ran up and down the hill on his new saucer sled until he was so exhausted that he laid down at the bottom and I had to coax him--with promises of hot chocolate--back up to get into the car.
Little Miss started out on laps, but quickly decided that she was ready to fly solo.
Correction: She wanted to go solo and head first. But the grown-ups decided that solo was good enough for Little-Miss-Fearless today.
I was thinking that we might go do a few more things after sledding, but...well, I think a cozy dinner, a hot bath, and an early-to-bed might be as important of a part of SLEDDING DAY as the sleds and snow.