Fact: We, and this includes a rather short human, are still sick.
Fact: It snowed today.
Fact: Sick people should not go play in said snow, for they are, after all, sick. And snow is rather cold.
Fact: The prospect of absolutely no snow play makes little boys cry.
Fact: When little boys cry its breaks the big humans hearts.
Solution: And indoor snow day! A bowl, a spoon and some harvested snow make for a happy little sick with cold little fingers (but then that was a sacrifice he was willing to make).