Up to age 6: Bundle me up Mommy! I'm c-c-c-coooooold!
Age 8: A blizzard? On my birthday? But I wanted to share my cupcakes and wear the crown in school today! That's not fair!
Age 12 (Blizzard of '78): Whoo hoo! Snowed in! No school! The snow is clear up to the roof! (Two weeks later): Why can't I wear pants to church? I'm COLD!
Age 13 (Blizzard of '79): This is exciting! Snowstorm hit; school is cancelled....now where are the busses? Oh...they can't get through? How am I supposed to get home? Hi Daddy!....What, the power is out at home? How's Mom going to fix supper? (Later): This is fun! Roasting hot dogs in the fireplace and pretending we're on a camping trip! And no school for the rest of the week!
Age 19: I'm tired of being cooped up due to all this snow....
Age 24: What? You expect me to drive in this? Surely the kids have a two hour delay....or none at all. Why didn't I take a job in Florida?
Age 28: Why do I have the heat kicked up so high? Do you not see it is thirty degrees below zero? I'm not going anywhere; if you want to go to the store, you know where it is.
Age 32: Is this a sign we weren't supposed to move out of the city? Been in our home for a month and an ice storm hits. My car gets stuck in a ditch twice on the way home, plus a neighbor has to tow me up the hill, due to all the ice on the road. Maybe we need to move farther south....
Age 33: Now this is my kind of winter! Snowed during Christmas Break, and melted right after New Year's!
Age 45: Gah! Where did all this ICE come from? Thankful my new employer doesn't like it anymore than I do, and is letting me stay home. Conversely, on the 'warmer' days, I go in and enjoy the solitude for five hours, knowing the spouse will be back to bring me lunch or pick me up at closing time.
Future Winter: Please adhere to the following guidelines:
-Temps not dipping below thirty (I'd say 50, but let's be realistic...)
-Snow fall not exceeding one inch per snowstorm; otherwise, please melt within 24 hours.
-Absolutely no thick ice.
-If you must snow, please do it in time for either the schools to declare 2 hour delay or close all together. Or on a morning where the spouse is willing to get up and do the driving.
-A light dusting of snow is always appreciated on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning....but not enough to hinder travel plans.
-Please, no temps below 50 after St. Patrick's Day? And certainly not any time during the month of May! I prefer Race Day (Indy 500) to be filled with sunshine and high 80's:)