Snowman

The snowman stood 6 feet tall with cottonwood branches for arms and a screwdriver for a nose. The yard all around him crackled with frozen grass, uncovered in the snow gathering efforts of the damp, rosy-cheeked children. I looked out the window and thought it was about time to bring up hot chocolate.

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6 Responses to Snowman

  1. Brainloose says:

    Our snowman is small and crooked, with a twiggy smile. He hangs out in the foothills, out of sight of the guard post, beyond the vast arid plane that separates our palm orchards from the snow. He’s the witness to a Christmas stolen from the desert dust.

  2. elle hayes says:

    My snowman is an old guy. Made with my first grand child about 18 years ago out of pine cones, white spray paint, twigs and glitter. M&M’s for eyes that have been gone for years, red stringy yarn hair-that was the 4 year old’s idea, it’s one of the few holiday decorations I still have.

    I’m very happy I don’t live in an area that has sufficient snow to make a real snowman-we “Go to the mountain to see the snow” on occasional holidays. Snow and snowmen belong on the mountain to look pretty..not here in the city messing up traffic.

  3. Claire says:

    Being from one of the Caribbean islands, Anais was thrilled by the first snowfall, so the thought of making a snowman the day after the snowstorm excited her. The following day, she set out to do just that and two hours later, she stepped back proudly looking at her masterpiece.

    She stuffed her little mittened hands into her coat pocket to warm them while circling her creation. She had given him her father’s black ascot cap as his head gear and also placed one of her father’s old ties around his neck. He looked very distinguished. Two perfectly round lapis lazuli stones served as his eyes while a carrot nose and red gumdrops, forming his wide grin, completed his facial decoration.

    Two birch branches had served as his outstretched arms and these had been adorned with small woolen black gloves at each end. He seemed to be welcoming people for a hug and that’s exactly what Anais was caught doing before running into the house. The “Kodak moment” had been captured by her father as he looked out the bay window.

  4. I went outside with a tray full of steaming cups. Each child grabbed one, both hands gratefully cradling the cup. Happy slurping ensued. I looked at the snowman; he looked wistfully at the last remaining cup on the tray. I put it down by his sturdy feet. “Cheers,” he said.

  5. Edwin Jeter says:

    Teaching a kid to build a snowman is interesting, and it enables the teacher to capture and hold the attention of the young student. On a day when there is snow on the ground, some kids can’t resist the opportunity to play in it. They play and build a snowman.

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