Snowy Coyotes


The girls have really been enjoying their Coyote Club afternoons, even in today’s 24 degree weather. They may be the one’s participating (lucky ducks!) but I get to make my own observations.

I watched them trod off on their little legs stumbling through the waist deep snow to their snow shelter building location. From the car I could see that not one of them stopped moving for nearly two hours, building and digging and tunneling.

All the kids came back to the cars red cheeked and giggling and falling all over each other in the snow. I was implored to stay longer so they could scale the parking lot mountains and roll back down with their friends. I was shown building techniques and told why woodchuck dens always have two tunnels.

And eventually, I was the one to brush off the snow, pull off the heavy boots and peel back the wet socks and hats and mitts. And it was my responsibility (and privilege) to stop at the nearest shop and ply the wee ones with hot chocolate.

What a way to spend a Tuesday afternoon!

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