Monday, January 27, 2014

Snow please?

I complain about cold weather a lot. Like a LOT. Because I hate to be cold. Because bundling kids up just to get out the door in the morning is a PITA. Because cold, dry weather makes my hands (and Logan's--holy whoa, his were bleeding the other day!) unbearably dry and cracked. Because of static hair everywhere.

But as much as I hate all of that, I really REALLY want to have a legit snow day. I'm not talking about a lame dusting like we had last week, I want multiple inches on the ground so we're snowed in. Forced to stay home under blankets on the couch sipping hot chocolate. Only going outside to throw snowballs and make snow angels until our noses and fingers get numb (but not a minute longer!).

Currently, we're in the 2-4" range but I wouldn't be mad at closer to 5". Although I'm even doubtful we'll get 2" given our track record...

Cold sucks, but snow is magical and beautiful. Especially if you live in a place where it's fairly rare. :) And especially when you have kids who haven't seen much of it. Experiencing snow through the eyes of my children makes me remember how giddy I always got at the prospect of a snow day when I was a kid.

Of course, snow days as an adult are completely different (the downside of being able to telecommute is that you don't really get a day off) but I can live vicariously.

{A Lazy Crazy Life}
January 2009. I think we got 4 or 5 inches?

But let's not be crazy--I'll be happy with one or two moderate snow storms a year. You northerners can keep your multiple feet of snow because we'd literally be snowed in for weeks if we got what you're getting. And then I'd be cold AND stir-crazy. No thanks! :)


  1. I hear ya. I loathe the cold with all my heart, but I love the snow. For the first time in 50 years, my college campus shut down twice in a row because of snow days - happily on what would've been my first few days back to school after Christmas break. It was a lovely transition back into school, not to have any. :) Great picture of you and the kids!

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  2. I'm seriously over here with my fingers and toes crossed in hopes we get snow or even just a tad of it to see down here in Georgia. but not happy about having to work wednesday if this happens and having to drive 45 mins. what happened about safety first.

  3. *Occasionally* I'll miss the snow. It was kind of disappointing when we went home for Christmas and there wasn't enough of the white stuff to actually play in it.
    I hope you got just enough snow to make all your snow day dreams come true!

  4. I feel ya!! We hardly ever get snow here in Seattle. And when we do, it's the best thing ever. Except for the traffic situations. Because when/if we ever get snow, no one knows how to drive in it, so the roads become a nightmare. lol

  5. We actually got some last night!!!!! Will you be playing in it today?

  6. Not gonna lie, I'm jealous that you can actually go OUT in yours. We've been stuck inside for weeks as I just refuse to take the little guy out in 4 degree weather! It might get to 35 degrees Sat in which we can venture out for a while!


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