Winter Blogfest: Joya Fields

Kids, Grown-ups, and Snow!

 Snow! Do you love it or hate it? Or…have you even experienced it?

I remember when I was in elementary school and it started snowing. Of course, we all wanted to run to the windows and look at it, hoping school would close early. But our teacher pulled down the shades and kept on with her lesson, trying to keep us focused. A little later, one student raised his hand and said he had never seen snow before. The teacher stopped her lesson, pulled up the shades, and let us all press our noses against the cold glass.

When you’re a kid, snow is something fun to play in, and something that often gets you a day off from school. Some of my best memories are of the times my sisters and I bundled up in snow suits, snow boots (with plastic bread bags over our socks to serve as a waterproof liner), and heavy gloves. We were just like Ralphie’s brother in A Christmas Story. Couldn’t put our arms down, looked like giant marshmallows, and boy was it a struggle to get up if we fell.

Snow angels, snow men, snowball fights and sleigh riding. The icy flakes kept us entertained for as long as we could stand the cold. Then, with cold, red cheeks, we’d head inside for instant warmth and comfort—hot cocoa. Nothing tasted better than a chocolaty, sweet, hot beverage after playing in the snow.

Now that I’m an adult (well, some might argue… LOL), snow days still bring back the fun and excitement of childhood. Watching snowflakes cascade from above, or gently flutter around is still a magical wonder. Only these days, a snow day means I have to shovel the driveway instead of making a snowman. Hey…good exercise, right?

Here’s hoping you experience the magic of snow like a kid. Remember, snowy nights are the perfect time to snuggle with the one you love, too. Snow days might be for kids, but snow nights are for romance.

I’d love to hear about your favorite snow experience. Or, if you’ve never experienced snow, what do you think it would be like? Leave a comment, and you’re entered to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card. Winner will be drawn on December 28th. Comment to win!

JoyaFields_SidelinedAfterlife_300Joya’s latest release, SIDELINED AFTERLIFE, is now available at:

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Bio:

Joya Fields has had over 100 stories and articles published in local and national magazines. Her debut novel, a romantic suspense, was a NJRW GOLDEN LEAF WINNER FOR BEST FIRST BOOK OF 2012 and was nominated for RT Book Reviews 2012 Indie Press/Self-Published Contemporary Romance award. Since then, she’s published four more books with even more on the way.

 

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Comments

  1. Thanks very much for hosting me today! Hope your weather is fun and beautiful no matter where you are. 🙂

  2. building snowmen

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  3. I always love the first snowfall, then after that not so much. This year we are already buried under so much of it. I am not used to this much snow before Christmas.
    But as a kid I loved bundling up going outside playing with my friends.Having snowball fights or making angels and snowmen. Staying out as long as possible.Then going in and having hot chocolate.

    • Elaing8, you are so right. Snow feels very differently when you’re a kid. Hope you cherish that feeling of cold/angels/snowmen and then thawing inside with hot chocolate. Who knows…maybe you’ll get a little more snow this year and decide to go out and play and then come back in for a hot drink. 🙂

  4. Karen H in NC says:

    Way back when I was a teenager, I decided to build a snowman…but not any snowman. I built a snow ‘snoopy’…the Peanuts dog! Took me several hours, but it really looked like him.

  5. My first December in Wisconsin it dumped 2ft and my dog and I loved it.

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  6. I live in the South so snowfall is few and far between. I did grow up in NJ and did enjoy the snow when I was a kid. When I moved to South FL in my early 20s, we never got snow. I remember one winter, they were getting snow as far south as Northern Florida, and neighbors I knew were driving up with their kids to meet it–because the kids had never seen snow. It was weird for me to think of there being kids in the US who had never seen snow. I also had nightmares of all of these snow-virgin tourists driving up into snow and not knowing how to drive in it! LOL.

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