We went one week ago on Christmas Day and it was good...
Until the cold set in.
DS#2 didn't want to go back into the cold after he had his fun.
I vowed to be better prepared this new year.
Bought rubber boots for all of us and 2 sets of gloves for the boys.
Even brought along a cardboard box to slide down the hill.
So...The result was the same...
WHY???We had done everything correct to prepare for this new trip.
Upon further investigation, DS#2 did not put on 2 pairs of pants nor 2 sets of long socks as I asked.
The gloves were not thick enough to keep out the cold and snow.
So, after playing in the snow along with about 100 other people, sliding down a small hill, making a snow bridge across a small creek, the cold set in and tears flowed.
What do I need to do for the next time we play in the snow?
Make sure the boys are properly ready and the equipment is appropriate for the occasion before it happens.
I see a connection to making proper plans in another area of my life.
If teachers are to be better in the classroom and I am responsible for my part, I need to figure out that part and make sure teachers have the things they need to move forward with their goals.
A plan is needed for the cold and the new.