Random Realizations: Snow Edition

posted by Momo Fali on February 15, 2010

1. You know you’ve seen a lot of snow when the meteorologists are predicting six to nine more inches and you think, “Please. That’s nothing but a dusting.”

2. Winter storm warnings take on a whole new meaning when there are icicles as tall as your children hanging from your gutters and trees.

3. You may forget about those icicles until you’re grabbing the morning paper and you open the front door only to have a dozen of them fall on your head.

4. No matter how many times you go to the grocery store, if it’s a snow day you will suddenly be out of bread and milk.

5. And, beer.

6. If your one year old puppy enjoys chewing on ice cubes, she will really enjoy eating the huge, filthy chunks of ice that fall off of cars as they drive down your street.

7. If you have two children and a husband who walks three miles every morning, there will be so many wet clothes that your dryer will work overtime.

8. So will your mop.

9. There are not enough movies, or games, or jigsaw puzzles to get kids through two weeks of snow storms.

10. Which means there is not enough patience to get a frazzled mom through them either.


  • Christina

    All true. Especially the beer. I don't know what it says about my neighborhood that our Kroger has plenty of milk and bread, but is running low on cheap booze.

    Wondering how many children will be conceived during this snow storm? And how many parents will vow to never have another after dealing with stir-crazy kids?

  • UP

    With us, it is rain!

  • Colleen - Mommy Always Wins

    Right there with ya. I've never been so happy for Netflix on demand and my hubby's freakin' stupid Xbox 360 that allows us to watch through our TV.

    And wine. Never been so thankful for wine.

  • Me


    Except the part about 6-9 more inches. Cuz' they are predicting that for today, and. . .I think I might cry!

  • Jaina

    I cannot imagine having that much snow. I hope you start to thaw out soon!

  • Tara R.

    If I can get my hands on that stupid groundhog, I'll strangle him for you over that six more weeks of winter prediction.

  • Maureen

    Welcome to my world!

    Every. Freakin'. Year.

  • Jana

    oh so very true, my washing machine is working over time. And snow clothes are so LARGE. Like twice the size and twice as many than regular clothes. I had icicles fall on me once, I said ouch out loud when I read that part. today I mopped twice. We dont have a lawn yet. Just mud ;( thanks for the smiles as usual I always crack up when I read your posts!

  • WeaselMomma

    Here's hoping you never run out of bread, milk or beer ever again.

  • Aunt Juicebox

    I got a new dryer just in time! 😉

  • James (SeattleDad)

    Snowed in with no beer???

    You really did have it rough.

  • Sadia

    Having run through games, puzzles and movies, have you tried jumping jacks? Perhaps your kids are too old to get suckered, but mine totally buy "Let's playing a counting game! Count 100 jumping jacks!" The tired games start looking appealing again. 😉

  • meleah rebeccah

    OMG. I feel your pain! These last few snow storms have been CRAZY. And the ICE has been just as bad! But this post? = HILARIOUS.

  • rockle

    two weeks? i didn't make it through THREE DAYS before i started threatening to go to bed at 4:00 in the afternoon, just in the interest of self-preservation. i mean, HONESTLY. there are only SO MANY TIMES a woman can watch "the lion king" before she can no longer be held responsible for her actions. "hakuna matata" is the theme song for my own personal circle of hell, i think.

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