the sound of cc singing 'the bear necessities' woke us all at five this morning. then his little brother was howling and wide awake too. soon we were all downstairs, making rounds of toast and milk, while the rest of our street lay dark and silent.
by the time cc's pa had to head off to work, the morning had already seemed endless, so we joined on his trip in the steadily falling snow. once downtown cc studied our reflections in store windows, read endless storybooks at the library, met with little folk in this lovely children's store, then trudged all the way home through the thick snow. all the while his little brother slipped in and out of sleep, tucked up inside my coat. he woke content and unaware of the freezing storm adventure he had been on.