Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The 12 Step Program to Liking Snow

Have a baby.


Every year for as long as I can remember I have HATED snow since it is basically a tangible object that represented that which I hated most: cold and winter. Even when I was little, when it was supposed to be outside in my snow suit throwing snowballs and rolling up snowmen, my parents had to force me to go outside in the winter. I wanted to stay inside all the time.

The last time I remember looking forward to the end of summer was the summer of 2009 when I was hugely pregnant and hot and uncomfortable every minute of my life. (I hated being pregnant. I really did.) Of course, the weather getting cooler was the first thing I looked forward to, the second being my due date.

Pierce was born Oct 2, so he kind of missed his first winter. But this winter is going to be different. This winter, even though he can't walk and he doesn't really play with his toys so much as get into everything he's not supposed to, he'll play in the snow. At least once!

I don't know how it'll go. I'm hoping that if it's a fail, it'll only be a regular fail and not an epic one. But I honestly can not wait to get outside, sit him down in the snow and watch him play with it. He will most likely try to eat it at some point, but that's okay. I can't wait to watch him experience snow. Because, really, in Canada, all we have is Tim Horton's, hockey, and snow. And even you yanks have Tim Horton's now, so it's really just hockey and snow these days.


  1. You know the Yankees Tim Horton's is so not the same. When you ask for a double double they look like you're talking Chinese.
    Did you guys get plowed with snow yet? We are supposed to get hit on Saturday. Eeeks! We got a snow sled last year and my son loves it! It should be exciting to see him this year! I am sure he'll love it since snow runs in Canadians veins. PS. Pierce...don't eat yellow snow ;)

  2. I did not know that about Tim Horton's in the States. In Montreal they say "2 and 2." Is that what they do in the States, too?

    We got a bunch last weekend (I think that's when it was). Enough for the roads to be slippery and the plows to need to come out, but there's only a few centimeters left now.

    I hope he does love the snow. And don't worry, I won't let him eat the yellow kind!