Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Magic Pajamas

"Mom, they didn't work," she said as she glanced down at the embroidered snowman on her blue jammie shirt.

You see, our area of the Pacific Northwest was buzzing with rumors yesterday.

Rumors of the white, falling from the sky, school might close and we'll get to wear all of our snow pants and new snow boots type.

When we put the kids to bed, it was cold enough to snow but all that was falling from the black frigid night was giant wet raindrops. Is it any wonder?

Regardless of our typical weather patterns in this area (they should be used to RAIN in November and December by now!), they all went to bed with visions of waking up to a white wonderland and having a day off of "work" (school). And I even bought into their excitement and anticipation.

For there is nothing like the feeling of those first snowflakes (the real snowflakes, not the kind mixed in with the thick rain). Nothing. The way they start falling, especially at night, in the glow of the streetlight, slowly building in number until all you see is a white, dancing, swirling mass of them. They way they finally start sticking to the streets below, a dusting at first, but after a few hours, a complete covering. The feeling of being warm, inside your home, while the quiet world outside is muted under the snow's blanket.

It's magical.

Unfortunately there aren't a pair of jammies that could possibly control the weather.

But if there are, I'm confident that my daughter will find them, and put them on and climb into her bed with strong thoughts that her magic jammies are going to work . . . this time. For that is the gift of childhood, the power to believe that a simple piece of fabric will change the world. And for that, I thank her.

21 comments:

Family Adventure said...

That is too sweet. I hope she gets a white sprinkling soon. For her magic PJs.

Heidi

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Becky said...

its so sweet how innocent kids are that they believe this way. i miss when i used to think that way.

Kellan said...

I wish it was true - I'd wear those magic pajamas too. Cute story. See you soon.

Gen said...

Tell her they worked but they fell in Montana.

I'll wear my magic jammies tonight and maybe it will snow there.

Lisa said...

If she or you ever run into some magic weight loss pajamies, PLEASE let me know! :-)

Seriously tho... What a sweet story. Awwwww.

kimi said...

Oh my goodness, I work with our church kids on Wednesday nights and they were INSANE last night, off the wall excited about the possibility. I feel for the teachers today with all those depressed kids. But we're supposed to see some white stuff on Saturday, a non school day. oh man that's the worst!

Stacie said...

how sweet, I hope she gets some little snow just for how cute she is. :)

Carrie said...

Too cute!

But I cant believe that it might snow here already! It's about cold enough outside to believe it though. Yuck.

OHmommy said...

Awww, don't you just want them to stay like that forever? She is too sweet! Nice story.

flutter said...

Oh I am SO sending sno vibes

Kristin said...

Aw, Katie is such a sweetie... I want magic jammies!

PinksandBluesGirls said...

That first promise of snow is always so exciting and magical... even now, as an adult, when I hear of snow in the forecast I get excited. (Of course, come March, when snow is predicted, I'll be saying, "NOOOOO! I want Spring!).

What a cute story... she's adorable!

Jane, Pinks & Blues

Ann(ie) said...

What a cutie she is. Maybe she could assist in helping me to get Renton dumped on by Monday so I don't have to go to work?

Mrs. Chicken said...

If only we could retain that kind of magical thinking.

I miss the snow so much - we barely get any on the prairie.

Kyla said...

If she finds the magic jammies, let me know so I can buy a pair, too. I want snow.

hello insomnia said...

I want snow in a terrible way.

Rock the Cradle said...

Comrade. I love that first snow too.

And magic PJs. Awesome.

alice c said...

My husband has a lucky tie that he always wears to interviews - so it is not just little girls!

An Ordinary Mom said...

We have LOVED the snow this weekend!

painted maypole said...

very sweet.

crazy weather here, too. 80 degrees today. and muggy. ugh.