It seems that plans never go quite like we expect. Wednesday was to be book club. Tuesday evening the hosting mom emailed to say she had several sick children. We moved it to my house. I got up early this morning and baked this:
That is 2 batches of pumpkin muffins and 2 batches of blueberry muffins.
Then the other family called to say their vehicle wouldn’t start. It happens, and better to have happened while warm and snug at home than somewhere along the road, right? My children were disappointed, so I decided to go ahead and do the activity I had planned.
We started by reading Snowflake Bentley. This is the story of a farmer turned scientist who had a fascination with snow throughout his life. He photographed snowflakes. After reading the story I sent the children to the table and brought in the activity:
It was a lot of fun. When we were done we took the snow back outside and sat down to eat some muffins. They were yummy! We’ll even have some left over for a treat with daddy tonight.
We missed our friends, but sometimes plans go awry. We could have sat around and moped about the changes, and that was the first inclination for some of my children. Thankfully, with a little flexibility we were able to have fun with each other, and the day has turned out to be a good one.