This morning I looked out the window and saw snow. Lots of snow. SNOW in capital letters.
“YEAH!! WOOHOO!!” I cheered. I fist pumped into the air.
“I’m going outside to play in some of this snow,” I said to Uncle Tibbs.
“Not without your coat you’re not,” he said.
So I put my coat on.
“Okay, now I’m ready.”
“Don’t forget your hat, Ajdin.”
So I put my hat on.
“Okay, now I’m ready,” I said.
“Ajdin, how about pants? Why don’t you put some pants on?” giggled Uncle Tibbs.
I thought for a moment. Even in below freezing temperatures and a biting wind chill, I would never succumb to defeat. I would never surrender. I would never put on a pair of pants.
“No thanks!” I said, running out the door before he could put another piece of clothing on me.
Outside, it looked like some people had been hard at work cleaning up the streets and sidewalks.
It’s a lot of snow!
Then, in the distance, I noticed something so majestic and beautiful that took my breath away. It was Mount Everest.
The beauty of the mountain inspired me and I felt my soul swell with a sudden urge to channel the great Sir Edmund Honey.
I was determined to climb it.
There were dangerous crevasses to my left.
As I neared the summit, I felt my grip begin to slip, my muscles grow weary. Then I remembered the words of Sir Edmund Honey:
“Stuffies do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”
With everything I had, I pulled myself to the top!
I made it to the summit of Mount Everest!
All that mountain climbing was making me hungry so I decided to turn around and go home. But then I saw a familiar figure sitting on a snowbank. It was brown. It was big. It was…
“Uncle Tibbs, is that you?” I called. “What are you doing outside?”
“Hey, even big bears like to play in the snow!” he said, forming a snowball with his paws. “Would you like to have a snow –”
He lost his balance and toppled headfirst into the snow.
“Uncle Tibbs, are you alright?” I said, running over to help him.
“Yes, I am fine!” he laughed, shaking snow off of his fur.
“Uncle Tibbs, I could use a big mug of hot chocolate right now!” I said.
“Sounds good to me!”
We hope everyone stays nice and warm this winter!