Sunday, December 31, 2006

Let it rain, let it rain

By Susie

Okay, it's nearly January in Minnesota, and it's been raining for two days straight.

This will simply not do. I'm a native, and, some time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I require snow. A good dump of it, that stays around.

We've had increasingly wimpy winters lately. I now there's some upside. My husband gets in more golf at the end and beginning of the season, which makes him happy. I don't miss freezing my rear off at the bus stop - especially since you don't REALLY freeze of anything, not perceptibly, which would make it entirely worth it.

It certainly doesn't feel CHristmasy. Worse, snow is how you entertain children home for two weeks on Christmas break. This just won't do! No snowball fights, no hours spent building forts and snowmen, no broomball games. I don't know what to do with him.

We've seen every movie that's even vaguely appropriate for a kid. (And, when his Dad's in charge, a couple that aren't even that.) Played all the new toys. We're stuck.

I had six kids here last night, all between two and nine. On a normal December night, we'd bundle them up for sledding, then serve hot chocolate around the outdoor firepit.

Six kids IN YOUR HOUSE all night long is a LOT. My eardrums, and head, have yet to recover.

How do people in places like Seattle and Portland do it? Help!

Thank goodness we're headed for Colorado soon.

Edit at 3:30. Wow, the universe usually doesn't listen to me so well. It's snowing like crazy. I don't know how long it will last - my thermometer still says 33 - but I'll take what I can get.


1 comment:

Candace said...

It hasn't snowed yet here in Indiana, either! Maybe when the weather gods finish dumping the frosty white stuff on Minnesota, they'll move over a few states and give us some, too! Except that it's 40 degrees so any precipitation will probably be rain. Again.