When you have baked yourself clean out of flour, puzzled through every puzzle, and worn your crayons to nubs... you have no choice but to bundle up your baby, take a deep breath, and say 'yes' when your three year old begs to go outside in sub-zero temperatures. And with frozen toes and stinging cheeks, you might be amazed by how beautiful your routine walk looks through a fresh coat of snow. Those curses and complaints you've been hurling at winter could start to soften, and recent fantasies of a more temperate place to call home may fade. Because no matter the cost or the hassle, a year without each season just wouldn't make sense. And when your kid plunges head first into a snow bank, coming up with a windburned smile, it might be a sign that he gets it too.