Even while I’m itching to start wearing my flip-flops, I’m still snow obsessed. I can’t stop looking at the weather reports and outside to see what’s happening.
I’ve always loved snow. I’m like a little kid when the weatherman says it might snow. I can’t think about anything else and if it doesn’t happen, I get a little depressed. The whole idea of possible snow is what keeps me going all winter. And this was a dreary winter — no snow. Until now, that is.
I love not only being snowed in but also going out in the snow. When I was a kid, we always used to take family walks in the snow after dinner. Those walks are some of the best memories I have from my childhood. Now I love shoveling the snow, going sledding with the kids, watching them build snow forts and then coming in and warming up by a fire.
When it last snowed in 2010 (and that was a snow to remember!), my husband and I went out after the kids were in bed the night the snow started and made a giant snowman. We had so much fun. The whole neighborhood gathered together to dig everyone out by day and to hang out by night. We had chili dinners, bon fires and even met up to watch the Super Bowl.
Here are some pics from the Blizzard of 2010:
|Chris and our snowman. The kids were fast asleep.|
|The girls on a big snow drift.|
|Swimming goggles make good protection from blowing snow.|
|Sledding is not just for kids.|
I know the snow that’s expected today isn’t going to be all that but at least it might be something. Which is better than we’ve had in a few years. And if not, at least flip flop season is not too far away.
FranklyStein is a blog by Chesapeake Family Magazine editor Betsy Stein who lives in Catonsville with her husband, Chris, and four children, Maggie, 14, Lilly, 12, Adam, 12, and Jonah, 8.