Today’s photo is brought to by snow, without which the kids would not have played outside for an hour and a half, come inside frozen, and begged for hot chocolate.
By the way, the candy cane is actually a “peppermint stir stick”, made specifically for hot chocolate. My older daughter thought it was interesting how the red stripes tended to melt almost immediately when inserted into the drink. I’m sure that’s perfectly healthy. Better living through chemistry.