Many of you are probably familiar with the story of the Five Little Ducks and if so, you may know the story has an accompanying song. It’s kind of a catchy tune (I’m ashamed to admit!) and if you know it, you should feel free to hum along to the following adaptation.

To provide a bit of context, the New York metro area had it's first significant snowfall of the year this past weekend. My heart still leaps when I see those first flakes fall -- and then it sinks just a bit when it's time to wrestle five little "cubs" into snow boots, snow pants, jackets, hats and mittens before heading out to enjoy (or perhaps brave) the elements. Truth be told, snow is no fun for kids. At least not for very little ones. Their mittens fall off, their sleds tip over but still we drag them out in the name of fun. And, in some ways, it is. Our experience this weekend went something like this...

Five little cubs went out one day

Out in the snow and into their sleigh,

The biggest one said “I want to pull”

And four little cubs were left there still.

Four little cubs went out one day

Into the sled and far away

The little girl cub said “GET OFF ME”

She hopped out and then there were three.

Three little cubs went out one day

Bouncing along in their blue sleigh

The one in back cried boo hoo hoo,

We took him out and then there were two.

Two little cubs went out one day

Slipping and sliding in their sleigh,

They were having so much fun,

‘Til we hit a big bump and then there was one!

One little cub went out one day,

Feeling all alone in his big sleigh,

He waved his arms and he smiled a big grin,

And the four other cubs went running back to him.

The end!

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