If you live in the United States, you may have heard that the fine city of Atlanta, Georgia, where I live, was crippled by a grand total of two inches of snow. Pathetic! I've never seen anything like it. (I recently moved to Atlanta from Ohio. I'm a native of Cleveland, Ohio, so I'm no stranger to snow!) Many kids were stuck in schools overnight because they couldn't get home. Fortunately, my kids weren't one of them, but my daughter's bus never arrived until 7:00 PM. People were stranded on highways because of the ice. Somebody actually delivered a baby in a car while they were stranded.
Anyway, the kids thought it was the greatest thing to have snow. They pulled out Rubbermaid container lids and sledded down the icy street slopes. They tried to build a snowman, but there just wasn't enough snow. So they had snowball fights.
When they were done, they came inside. My son had a rather substantial snowball in his hands. He put it into the freezer.
"Dude," I said. "Why did you just put a snow pile in our freezer?"
"Mama, we might not ever get snow again. I want to make sure this snow lasts forever!"