Thursday, December 11, 2008

Things I've Learned in the Last 12 Hours

1. Snow is nothing more than frozen water, which in turn makes it very wet when it melts.

2. You can't sit in snow without getting wet. (see item 1)

3. We are ill-equipped here in Southeast Texas for playing in the snow. That wetness I mentioned? It goes right through the jeans.

4. I am glad that this is not the norm for our winter weather. Just putting the clothes on the kids to go outside and play (almost) takes all the fun out of it! I can't imagine having to don snow suits and boots for 4 months or longer.

5. When the sun comes out, the snow melts. This was not surprising. But the constant dripping and running off the roof was a little unexpected. I forgot that the water had to go somewhere. It sounds like it's raining out there.

6. If I lived in a climate where this was ordinary weather, I would need an industrial sized clothes dryer to keep all the mittens, hats and coats dry. How do you guys do it?

7. Waking up to fresh fallen snow will be one of my favorite memories ever.

8. Never, ever try to "wipe" the snow off your vehicle without some sort of hand covering. You may, or may not get the feeling back in your fingers.

9. Never, ever turn your defroster on high and leave it there. My poor windshield couldn't take the heat and now I have a crack the size of Nebraska running right across the bottom.

10. It's fun taking a day off from school and work to play. I had so much fun with the kids this morning.

11. Snow is heavy. Who knew that rolling a growing ball of snow through the yard could be so much work?!

12. Hot chocolate never tasted better than after a morning spent building snowmen!


Karen said...

I love your Christmas decorations over here:) So glad you had a good time today! I hadn't thought about the very wet part of it. We get that a lot too. Snow one day and 70+ degrees the next. I'll bet you already have your Christmas picture done. This would have made a great backdrop.

luvmy4sons said...

Too one who DOES have four more months MINIMUM of this stuff...I laughed aloud to read about a newbie at it!

The Young's said... sounds like so much fun!!! :) GREAT tips for us southerners who don't get snow very often! They're having a delayed school opening tomorrow. I hope we get tonight what you got last night!!! We would LOVE to see some of that white, wet stuff!! :)

Lisa said...

I have to admit I am a bit jealous. I was so hoping some of that snow would make it to east Alabama! Sounds like you had fun...thanks for sharing the pics!

beyond this moment said...

Sounds like fun! We haven't had snow yet, but it looks like we'll be getting a good dose of it this weekend!

Mocha with Linda said...

Fun - not fun - fun - not fun - fun!

I guess there's a cloud in every silver lining!

You will all sleep really well tonight!!

Rhonda said...

Oh my! Hearing your perspective on snow really made me laugh!

You need 'snow pants'!

Try bundling up little ones and 5 minutes after they've been outside they decide that the NEED TO GO PEE!
(I don't miss those days.)


Rachel said...

Funny stuff!