Last weekend was our first and perhaps last true snow playday of the season. Five sleds + seven kids + eight adults on a mellow slope down Goodrich Mountain that became faster and faster with each subsequent run. At first adults held kids squarely on laps. But once the hot chocolate and snacks came out and adults got to gabbing, the kids took charge, hoisting sleds up the hill themselves and sailing down in different permutations. M’s choice partner was a fellow four-year-old. They sang “What’s gonna work — teamwork!” as they trudged uphill together holding the sled between them. Of course there were many wipe-outs (that’s all the fun, right?), and a few kids were taken out like bowling pins when they crossed the track at the wrong time, but I don’t think a single tear was shed, they were having so much fun.