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One patch of snow

“Can we drive through the snow?” Hunter requests.


“No,” Brenna squeals.


I had already planned to so I say, “sure.”


It’s a patch only about three Jeeps long. I stop in the middle and frame a picture so you can’t see how small the patch is. “I’ll say we went through a ton of snow,” I joke with Hunter.


The joke’s on me when the tires dig in and no amount of back-and-forth, fast and slow, or turning the wheel, gets us going again. The wheels fling mud and snow high above the jeep. Stupid. The kids get another memory of being stuck.


Numb feet (in flip-flops) and hands are the price of digging out the wheels with the little, folding shovel while Hunter collects rocks and branches to place in our path. It’s enough to spin clear of the snow.


I guess we should have listened to Brenna.

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Taken on May 3, 2015