Mama Diaries

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Snow Dance

It's gotten a little cold down here in Georgia.  The thermometer says it's a balmy 27 degrees Fahrenheit - perfect weather for snow.

The kids around here are very excited about the prospect of having big fluffy flakes falling from the sky.  So excited, in fact, that they had to do a little dance.

I had gone to the bus stop to pick up my son after school, and found a very interesting sight.  Seven kids were in the middle of the street, jumping up and down,  waving their hands, and shouting who-only-knows what.

"Okay, kids," I said.  "First of all, you need to get out of the street.  I don't want any of you ending up as pancakes!  Second, what in the world are you doing?"

"The snow dance!" one kid said.

"The snow dance?"

"Yeah!  It's going to make it snow.  Guaranteed!"

I nodded.  "Okay.  We'll see how that works."

So here we are, almost 24 hours later, and still no snow.  I think they'd better work on their technique.  (Or maybe just try flushing ice cubes down the toilet, like we did in Ohio.  It worked every time!)    

44 comments:

  1. I have heard of Rain Dance, but first time I am hearing about Snow Dance :)

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    1. I hear they got a lot of snow in Ohio. Maybe the effects of the dance were felt in Ohio, because that's where we're originally from.

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  2. Flushing ice down the commode - that's new! We're cold here, but not enough for snow.

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    1. The teachers in Ohio always told the kids to do that, and it worked every time!

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  3. For the first time in 30 years, I am just hearing about winter instead of experiencing it!

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    1. It's kind of weird seeing all the pictures from my friends on Facebook of the snow in Ohio, and having nothing here.

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  4. Maybe it's just a little delayed!! I wish for some snow for y'all :)

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  5. We have a layer of snow today and it's not melting...in Buffalo, NY.

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    1. I think you're going to get a lot of snow up there!

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  6. I can't make it snow,but I can sure make it rain! Every time I wash my windows it starts raining! I've once used it to make rain during a draught season.... seriously!

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  7. Snow dance!..Snow is lovely when it falls.. yippee.. then it turns cold and slippery and dirty.. hmm not so nice. Need a dance to help clear it when it gets like that!

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    1. I hear you. A Melt-the-Snow dance would be a good thing for Northerners!

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  8. 27 degrees, for us, would be a heat wave. Our temps been hanging around the zero mark.

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  9. You're kids are rather creative.

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    1. It was. But we still don't have snow here.

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  11. Here in Knoxville, it's a nippy but clear day. I also had roots in NE Ohio, so I've had my share o' snow already - but keep dancin' if it makes you happy, little person!

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    1. I like snow. Except when I have to drive in it!

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  12. If they do the snow dance outside your house, maybe you could orchestrate the appearance of some artificial snow.

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  13. The snow dance...I remember doing something like that when I was little, living in Florida, and hoping for snow. ;)

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  14. Ah, the miracle of childhood... snow is still magic. Alas, a snow dance is not.

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    1. Apparently you're right about the snow dance.

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  15. I like that kind of dance, it keeps the snow away

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    1. Haha! Yeah, a reverse affect in the south!

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  16. I think there must have been more people dancing in Alabama because my mom said that it snowed there, but wasn't predicted!

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    1. Yep. I'm sure somebody did the snow dance there!

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  17. I don't know what they did in Michigan, but my in-laws had snow last week.

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  18. It was -10 a few days ago. I'd give my left arm for 27. :(

    Their snow dance worked, alright, and we got all of it!

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  19. I don't blame them for wanting snow days, but there are days off coming real soon. :)

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    1. I suspect we'll get a snow day or two before the winter is over.

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  20. We had sleet and snow this morning and they didn't even call off school. I was shocked. Of course, it was all gone about 30 minutes later, but we briefly had a blanket of snow on the roads. This is the first time I've heard of snow buses going in snow in years...so I'm not sure what made them do that!

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  21. I got snow for ya. Stopping here from Pat's alien way of getting us here. LOL
    Manzanita

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  22. I guess they were doing their version of the ancient rain dance..unfortunately we were hit here with a lot of snow. I came
    to visit from Pat's place.

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