Very, very early,
before I was fully awake
and the wonderful thing is that we found the soccer ball.
The soccer ball is full, full, full and frozen stiff this time of year,
so Max must catch it and roll it with his chest and tummy
and sometimes overruns it
and tumbles tail-over-snout
and then rolls in the snow
and we all laugh and laugh.
That puts the sparkly diamond on the day even before it has begun.