As the old adage goes: if life gives you lemons, make some lemonade.
And more snow!
Then, make a snowman!
Coming from a tropical country, I admit, I don’t really like snow. I grew up in an eternal summer, and played tumbang preso and patintero in the heat of the sun. I never imagined playing in the snow when I was a kid.
But not my children. They like snow, and love to play in the snow. With “Frozen”-like enthusiasm, my kids built a snowman.
After several minutes of joyful labor, here it is, our very own, snowman! Meet Bobby. (That’s what my son named him, I could have named him Buboy.)
Our weather forecast for the next couple of days predicts that our temperature will wander way above the freezing point, so Bobby may not linger that long. In the meantime, we’ll enjoy his company before he turns into slushy.
I think Bobby, our snowman is now ready to play patintero. Who could have guessed that I will put snowman and patintero in a single sentence?
(*tumbang preso and patintero are Filipino children’s street games)