We’ve had two weather days in our part of Texas this winter.
School was canceled. Roads were sanded. Bread aisles were emptied.
And before you northerners mock us too badly, it’s been the coldest winter for us in 40 years.
Plus, there was real live ice.
On one of these days, I watched my Texas kiddos scrape bits of dirty ice from the mailbox and cram it into a ball and call it a snow since they had never seen real snow before.
Poor Texas children. It was pathetic.
And then it was nearly 80 the next day.
We are on our way home from Spring Break in New Mexico, where my hubby and I lived after we got married. On Sunday, we got to share about Mercy House with the church we youth pastored nearly a dozen years ago.
We also found real snow in the Santa Fe mountains.
This happened immediately:
Here are 10 things we learned about snow:
1. It’s all fun and snowballs until your hands get too cold. And then it’s a literal meltdown.
2. Snow reflects the sun and causes really bad sunburns.
3. Moms have guilt when their children have blisters on their noses.
4. We were able to make every Frozen song applicable. Over and over. “Do you want to build a snowman?”
5. Plastic storage lids are perfect sleds. #rednecks
6. Kids aren’t sore after learning to ski.
7. Parents can hardly walk.
8. Light skiing burns 2400 calories.
9. Related: Everything tastes delicious after skiing.
10. Snowball fights cause real life fights. #siblings
So, dear children of Texas, now you know what a real snow day is.