Wednesday, February 4, 2015

5 Reasons to Love the Snow


I pity all you poor Southerners who don't have snow.  I know what it's like to not have snow. I used to be one of you.  I used to frolic on the beach in January.  I used to think a sandman was just as good as a snowman.

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I grew up in the frigid New England and now I'm in the hardy Midwest...where we have SNOW. Not snow, but SNOW.  I mean, it's not like Alaska snow or anything, but it's still cold. 

So here are 5 reasons to love it. Keep typing, Amelia, maybe you'll convince yourself. 

1). It Builds Character...I mean  which do you think is more character building....having to wear a sweater while you golf in Florida in January, or bundling up in 15 layers just to check the mail?

Not to mention the time when your almost 13-year old daughter has to get out and PUSH the HUGE, WHITE van because there's too much snow and not enough traction.
 I mean..THAT is some serious character building experience right there.  What do people in Florida do to build character....wrestle alligators?  *Wimps. 

2). Shoveling is a great workout.  Who needs a gym when you have a foot of snow to shovel? You can do squats and lifts...it's like cardio and strength training all at once.

Or you can make your kids do it.

3). It's exciting. Nothing gets the old adrenaline rushing like slipping and sliding all over the road while almost crashing into mailboxes.  Keeps you young.

4). It provides a sense of accomplishment. Nothing makes me prouder than safely navigating up a steep driveway in the snow.  Now, we don't have a steep driveway now.  But we used to in Rhode Island. And it sure was fun having to speed up and turn the car just the right way, in order to get enough inertia going to zip ALL THE WAY up that steep driveway.  It's SUCH an accomplishment.  

5). It's unifying. Everyone loves to grumble about the snow...so it brings folks together. If you don't have anything to talk about, you can always talk about the snow. About how much there is and how sick we are of shoveling and all that.  Misery loves company, so really it brings us all together.   

*I hope all my Florida friends know that this is all in jest. Days like today, I'd rather be frolicking on the beach.


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