It meant trudging out in the cold and wet to a class. It meant that my shoes were full of sand and salt. It meant that I had to spend months under a blanket. Yeah, I’m not too positive about snow. Today’s snowfall means my back will get a real work out. It means the roads will be full of incompetent idiots in SUV who think they are invincible (thank goodness Montgomery Martial Arts is closed today). My wife, Bhavna, wonders how I managed to survive the winters in Michigan while attending the University of Michigan. I did it because I wanted an advanced degree. She’s right; I survived it.
But now … I’ve got kids. The first words I heard from my eleven-year-old daughter this morning were, “It snowing! It snowing!”. My almost thirteen-year-old son says he won’t let us move to California or Florida — I keep threatening to do it — because it doesn’t snow. Perhaps I need to see this through their eyes. Perhaps, it’s time to put away adult thinking and just enjoy what is. “It snowed!”