Thursday, December 4, 2008

Let It Snow...Please?!

Earlier this week, the weather people predicted that we were going to get some snow. I mistakenly had on the evening news when my 7 year old was in the room and she heard the word "snow". She went absolutely crazy - which in turn made the little 2 girls equally crazy. They were all running around the house cheering for the "snow" that we were "supposed to get during the night."

Guess what?

We got nothing. Nada. Not a flurry. Not a piece of ice. Just wet, cold rain.

Now, let's be honest. It's cruel to tease a child in ALABAMA with snow. I've only seen snow about 10 times in my life (excluding ski trips, etc. to places like Colorado where it's supposed to snow), so it even makes me excited. I have an ongoing promise with Mary Emma - if it snows during the night, even on a school night, and I see it, I will wake her up and we'll go outside and play.

So far, we haven't been through the torture of had the privilege of playing in the snow at 2 AM.

I think that in places like Alabama (and any other of the tropical states), the weather people should be required to refrain from mentioning snow until they see a flurry with their very own eyes. The possibility of snow should have its own code word that you don't get to know until you are an adult. If the weather people here had mentioned a possibility of...say..."hydrangeas," my kids would've never run around like they were jacked up on caffeine, and my 7 year old would've slept with her blinds closed so she didn't wake up every 3 1/2 minutes to check for snow.

So take note, weather people, snow prediction is a serious, serious business. Especially down here in Alabama. Shape up, please.

12 comments:

3GirlsDaddy said...

Please don't let it snow til I get home from Phoenix! I don't want to get stuck in Houston tonight. I miss my girls! Love y'all. See y'all tonight. Love.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I agree! Mentioning snow and not being able to deliver should result in immediate firing of the chief meteorologist!

PaulaW said...

I'm in Bama too. I totally agree. Although my kids are grown, I still hate the hype and frenzy when it's even mentioned in any way. The only way I want ANY snow is if we get enough to keep me out of work.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

So funny! I remember my kids checking all through the night for snow! I do hope you get some before Christmas.

Tammy said...

When I was at Judson, back in the day, it snowed late one night and our dorm mother let us go out and "play" in it for a little while. We were a bunch of college sophomores, but looked like 5 years olds!

Good times!

Janis said...

Would be more than happy to share some of our snow with you! Although the kids here in MN get just as excited about snow even though they get months of it!

Janis

Phyllis said...

I agree! And not for my children. I'm the one who loves snow and gets disappointed when it doesn't come.

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

I agree 1000% percent! We were excited, too.

BOOOOOOOOOOO!!

mel-a-knee said...

Dude--you can have our snow--and the dang cold that comes with it! :) Seriously though, you should come up to the Land of Lincoln (Springfield, IL) in 2009 to celebrate his 200th birthday with us!

The Latham Family said...

Oh my goodness, Robyn, you slay me! I love the chance of "hydrangeas" idea!

kathy said...

Please, no snow! I grew up with the stuff and love Bama even more because of the LACK OF snow. You can keep the cold, too, while we're at it. Can it be July again?

Fran said...

And, I couldn't sleep that night either. I wanted snow sooooo bad that I woke up every hour to see NOTHING.