We had a bit of snow here the other day, so naturally the power went out just long enough for school to be cancelled.
Kids rejoiced; parents, not so much.
But this island sits in a funny little spot between ocean and mountains. We’ll get a dash of snow often followed by a high-speed melt-off.
So, when it snows, this is the protocol:
1. Yell “SNOW“!!!!!!
2. Children everywhere, day or night, north, central or south end, stampede outside like Fred Flintstone when the factory whistle blows. Ya ba da ba doooooo!
This week the forecasters said it’d warm up within a day, and
shockingly they were correct.
So that big temperature shift left the Kid building snow creatures in mud.
Exhibit A, the snow dog sitting in mud puddle:
Photo courtesy of Kid (Our dog would like you to know she would never sit in mud; roll in it, possibly.)
The Kid even screamed from the front door things like, “Mom! I need raisins and carrots!! Hurry!! Mom!!”
Perhaps most of Kitsap County snow people, as well.
If you’re getting slammed with snow where you live, and schools are cancelled and the commute is a nightmare and you’re plain tired of it all, just think of us and try to appreciate your lack of mud.
At least, for now, before the slush comes.
Have you been playing in the snow?