I think I was more excited than the students when the call came on Friday morning that school would finish at first break. Given our rural location, large catchment area and insufficient gritting on the roads, the Head decided it was in the interests of the safety of the students to close the school...hooray! Yes, there was an element of justification in the previous sentence.
So we picked the kids up from school and nursery early and Gilby 'made' a new friend.
Though he then took great pleasure in destroying him. More, perhaps than in building 'Frosty' in the first place, as the wild Lord of the Flies cheering whilst he was being stamped into oblivion would seem to signify.
It was also great fun to pummel 'snow-castles' into the frozen paddling pool (no, we hadn't put it away after the summer...)
Clearly, a few centimetres of snow brings out the destructive qualities in my family. Even Daddy was cheering a direct snowball hit on his five-year-old daughter.
A smashing time was had by all...