Which really just means that I don't take him out to play in the snow because it is so miserable for him.
Enter this brilliant idea:
Snow Play in the kitchen sink!
I'd brought snow inside in buckets before and let the kids play with it on the kitchen floor, although admittedly, I haven't even done that once all winter. It was kind of a pain, since you had to spread out towels all over the floor, which made more laundry....
But then I saw this idea over on a friend's blog!
It is so much easier, since sinks are designed to take the mess down the drain for you. No more towels all over the floor.
I put a few of his stacking cups in the sink for him to fill and play around with, and a serving spoon made a fine shovel.
It was great! As soon as I set him up on a chair, he was quick to dive right on in.
And it turns out that even my bigger kids thought it was a great idea. As soon as I packed my little guy off for his nap, they jumped right in!