Well, as with everything here in China, nothing seems to go as planned. A friend of mine and I were planning a trip to Shanghai this morning to have our kids see a pediatrician and have immunizations. We had arranged for her driver to be here to pick us up at the crack of dawn, and drive us into the city for the day.
I think we had both been preparing ourselves for the early rise ( departure time 6:50 am) the last few days, and I had my diaper bag and "dining out" bag ready to go, along with money, passports, jackets and immunization card.
Then the weather report came in last night indicating snow. Heavy rain and snow.
We decided to sleep on it and see what the weather did overnight. A drive to Shanghai in good weather is sketchy enough, add snow to the mix and you're playing roulette. The Chinese are not the best of drivers in fair weather, I can't imagine what it would be like in snow.
Anyways, we woke up at 5:45 this morning....
Lots of snow.
We decided to reschedule our appointments and try again another day.
Instead, we met up early this morning since the boys were already up, and played in the snow before braving the un-plowed sidewalks and a walk to buy fruit and veggies.
I guess you could say that the snow saved the day for both boys.
Playing in the snow instead of getting shots?
What kid wouldn't be happy with that?