Until he remembered that he hates the cold and the snow and started crying uncontrollably.
He touched the snow and then spent the next half an hour beating his cold hand against the couch and screaming, "NO!" As our Christmas Kindness to Miles, we let him come in and put his chattering teeth in the tub while the rest of us enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate with extra marshmallows. It has been noted that the other 11 days of Christmas Kindness will need to take place indoors!
Here's to hoping that these lessons serve as a reminder to my children that Christmas is not all about receiving!