And so I always ended up with tons of snow, and a very bad mood to go along with it.
So this time...
::cue suspenseful music::
The weather was yucky when I took my daughter to school yesterday. It was dark, wet, and dreary. When I got home, I turned on my computer to find my weather gadget filled with red, bold-faced words.
I clicked on it and discovered this:
|4-6 inches of snow over the next 36 hours...|
My response was this:
Very different from my normal laughter. I've finally learned my lesson.
I took it seriously.
So here's the way my thought process went:
Statement of Problem
It's going to snow.
Overstatement of Problem
There will be a few feet of snow on my roof.
Massive Overstatement of Problem
The snow will cause mass extinctions in the region.
Application of Pseudo-Science to Find Cause
Murphy's Law: Whatever can go wrong, will.
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
When I don't believe snow will fall, I laugh. Snow falls within hours of this action.
Snow is therefore caused by a) disbelief, and b) laughter.
Belief is the opposite of disbelief, while tears are the opposite of laughter.
I will wash all of our winter gear in order to show my belief in snowfall. While this is occurring, I will also watch a sappy, tear evoking drama.
See? Problem solved.
I looked out the window.
Then waited some more...
What was the result of my painstaking effort to avoid snowfall? Well, this morning I woke up to this:
Something tells me my brilliant plan was a failure.
The bright side? There's enough snow to make the hill beside our house into prime sledding material.