I’ve been poking fun at the Snowpocalypse or SnOMG, as the folks on Twitter like to call it, for several days now.
All day yesterday I was all “Hey everybody, let’s PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIC!” But I meant it in a really snarky mocking kind of way as in “Hey everybody, chill the fuck out. It is only snow.”
And then Snowpocalypse hit. So, of course, I jumped right into my car and headed to Sam’s preschool to pick him up. It was not awesome. But I got to listen to some Heart and felt fairly badass by the end of my journey. So, overall, it was cool.
Then we ate dinner and gave the kids baths and read books and the put them to bed, and we watched Winter’s Bone. Wait. I watched Winter’s Bone. Craig sat beside me on the couch with his head dropping down every 30 seconds or so and then popping up while he looked around stunned and upset and would mutter ,”this is a really good movie, but it’s so quiet.”
Then we went to bed. But I was so excited about the snow, I couldn’t sleep. So I got up, opened our bedroom window, gathered the snow that had blown inside, made a snowball and then put it inside Craig’s t-shirt while he slept.
You’re so glad I’m not your wife right now, aren’t you?
Then I got up and was all, holy shit. This blizzard was not fucking around. Maybe snOMG knew I was mocking it and happened because of my sarcasm. (If this is the case, I apologize to the entire Midwest region.)
Of course, I felt that we needed to dress the boys up and take them outside as soon as humanly possible.
I attempted to walk down the sidewalk to where my car was parked. I was crotch deep in snow. When I reached the car, my first thought was, “Certainly I just burned enough calories to eat a brownie.” I hear they shut down Lakeshore Drive and people got stranded in their cars. And our good friends have been without power for over 12 hours now. No plows have been through so driving is next to impossible. So, I don’t want to keep mocking snOMG and further encourage her in her wily ways.
But I do want to just point out that my dirty trash bag, from this post here, is mightier than mother nature. And I find that so very encouraging.