It was December, and Mary kept looking out the window. Sometimes Marcus was looking with her; sometimes she was by herself.
Finally Mother said, “Mary, why do you keep going to look out the window?”
Mary replied, “I want to see if it is snowing. It’s December, and soon it will be Christmas. When is it going to snow?”
“I’m not sure,” replied Mother, “let’s check the weather forecast and see whether it will snow this week.”
So Mary and her mother walked toward the computer. Marcus joined them. While the children watched, Mother brought the weather report onto the computer screen.