The Snow Does Not Suck
The first real snow of the year can be looked at as an age measuring tool. Or it can be classified as a magical time machine.
Please let me explain. As far as a way of determining age, just simply answer the question of how you feel on that first big snowfall of each year.
If it sucks, that means you’re old. If it’s fun and exciting, that means you’re young.
Remember when it was a great thing to have a snow storm out there to adventure into. The thrill of being out in the snow seems like a long lost memory.
That feeling can be brought back to life. That’s where the time travel machine comes in.
Today when I left the office to go home for lunch the snow was coming down heavy. After having to brush snow of the car for the first time since last winter and driving on the wet streets the ‘old’ thing fore mentioned kicked in and took over my mood by the time I pulled into my driveway.
But after going into the house to find my wife zipping up the final layer of my 4 year old’s snow suit and seeing the excitement in his face, I started to get a whole different feeling about the day outside.
It was like a real life time machine ride. I watched a little boy who could not look out the window any longer go out for an afternoon in the snow. I watched him very closely and I saw a little boy from nearly 50 years ago feeling the same happiness. That little boy from long ago, was me.
How do you cap off an afternoon in the snow? Nothing beats mom’s hot chocolate.