I didn’t grow up with snow. Sure, we visited it once a year or so, but I didn’t have the daily experiences of shoveling out cars or bundling up just to get the mail. I spent most of college barefoot.
But my kids are growing up in Colorado, and this is a whole different ballgame. Here’s what they know that I didn’t:
1.) Sledding is always more fun when there’s an imminent threat of death. Bonus: it makes your parents do weird things with their arms.
2.) We know you want us to wear a jacket when it’s snowing, or threatening to snow, or cold enough to snow. We find you hilarious. Also we don’t know where it is.
3.) And we know the rule about no snowballs to the face. That one’s funny, too.
4.) Thanks for the new mittens. They’re going to last about 25 minutes, at which point we will come home and proudly show you the one we have left. Then look baffled when you ask what we’re going to do with only one mitten.
5.) We don’t see the big deal about mittens, anyway. Elsa shot snow out of her fingertips and the cold never bothered her. We think you’re overreacting.
6.) There’s always a reason for hot chocolate.
7.) Snowmen never look like they do in pictures or movies.
8.) Neither do cool Pinterest experiments.
9.) We don’t know why we always have to go to the bathroom right after you put 6 layers of clothes on us, either. But we do. Every time. You should probably quit complaining, and just factor it into your plans.
How about you? Anything to add to the list?
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