Snow was my favorite get-away from my strong-willed Mother and sisters. I invented whole worlds in the magic of flurries and ice. One of these worlds contained my Imaginary Friend. You might recognize the recipe:
Roll the snow into round rock shapes. Stack on top of each other. The smallest is Frosty’s head.
Use charcoal for eyes, mouth, and vest buttons. Give him (or her — your choice) a carrot for nose.
You have now built your Imaginary Friend.
When the sun comes out and it warms up, your Imaginary Friend will disappear.
Don’t panic. Just stash Frosty’s eyes, nose, and mouth in your mittens. Or, like Boo Radley, find a good tree hole for your little treasures.
Nobody needs to know but you:).