Well…Sid’s not going to last much longer. It’s been warming up, and a little while ago I noticed him leaning backwards, gazing beseechingly at the sky, wondering about the meaning of his all-too-brief existence.
I just looked out again.
His head has fallen off.
I don’t know why, but I sort of find the whole thing a little funny.
Alex doesn’t, though. He really wanted Daddy to see the snowman. I showed him some of the pictures I’d taken (but not this one – the pictures from a happier time) and said at least we can show Daddy the pictures…but that didn’t help.
He wandered around the kitchen, quiet for a moment, and then he said "But I wanted to show Daddy a REAL snowman and if we show him a picture of a snowman it’s not the same thing because a picture’s not REAL!"