We're right in the middle of winter now, and man has it been a cold one! There was a week long span where the temperature hardly went above -30 C degrees, even in the warmest part of the day. It made for delayed buses, a lot more indoor time, and lots of layers when we did go outdoors. I suspect we'll see more like it before the season is over.
You've been continuing with your downhill skiing, and I am so proud of how you've been doing. In just a few lessons, you've moved to mostly parallel skiing, and dispensed with the panicky snowplow stance you were previously used to. You've even skied the bigger runs, away from the bunny run, and went on the overhead lift on your own (with your class, I mean). A cute aside? Thanks to your instructor you call the chair lift "the flying sofa". I love it. You also get to be in lessons with your close friend and neighbour, and the two of you have a great time together.
You came up with a really interesting question, first directed at me, and then at your mother this month. And it wasn't that other one, that I still don't know how to answer except honestly but without too many details. This was the one about how big the universe is, and how it ends. I answered with what I know about it from what science I follow, and you and I looked briefly through some kid-friendly articles on the scale of the universe. You had a hard time getting your head around the scale (and who doesn't?) but once you digested that, you put forward your own theory that when we do get to the edge of space, we'll find an invisible wall there. You actually said that you'd like to become an astronaut, and go see for yourself. It may have been a seminal moment for you. Your Mom and I have since decided that a trip to a Planetarium is definitely in order, so we're planning a weekend excursion soon.
With all that cold weather we've had, sometimes you have to get creative to have some indoor fun. We took turns doing puppet/toy shows behind your toy chest. Yours was definitely the best, although I think I earned a strong second place for my performance of the Peter Parker-Gwen Stacy-MJ Watson love triangle. Your Spider-Man and Rapunzel stuffies gave the performance that realistic touch.