Snow + Hot Water

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Snow day! How could I not instantly brainstorm the best way to use Mother Nature to our advantage?

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As you can tell from the picture, Travis was not a fan when I bundled him up and trundled him outside to see the flakes, but I was thrilled; the snow was the perfect fluffy consistency for what I had in mind. I spared Travis any more time outdoors and shoveled snow into buckets to bring upstairs.

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He loved what came next! I asked him what he thought would happen when hot water was poured over the cold snow, and now it was time to found out.

First we tested a watering can. Travis was so delighted at the holes that melted in our snow mound that he asked if he could get right in the tub – why not?

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He wanted to test everything, from a baster and a cup:

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to a shovel:

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to poking it with his finger.

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Then he decided we needed to fill buckets of warm water from the tap and pour over the snow (which at this point was like hard slush).

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All too soon, our last little chunk of icy snow melted away, but luckily winter has just begun!

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