Saturday, September 15, 2012

The disappointment of snow

After three years waiting the monsters met their first snow this week.

It turns out snow is:
  1. cold - yes, I did mention the frozen water thing
  2. wet - the little monster filled her gumboot with snow in a zillisecond and had a tragic sock thereafter
  3. hard and icy - well spring has sprung, the sun is sunny and the snow is not at its powdery best.  This means no snow angels and great difficulties with snowpeople.
  4. located on inconveniently slopey ground - ah yes, we live in a vast continent of huge climate extremes including an unparalleled desert collection and a steamy tropical swathe. Snow falls on a incey wincey portion of our country and all these bits are at the top of mountains.  All pointy.
  5. the location of a fun-looking sport - Mum will not be spending 300 smackeroos for you two to take a 2 hour skiing class. Sad but true.
  6. tiring - changing frozen, wet, exhausted monsters in a boot by the side of the road is not my idea of a good time.

On the up side we have done it.  The experience has been had. Now there is only surfing, skateboarding, ice skating, boating, tiger patting, dinosaur meeting (a girl at school says she has met a T-rex), overseas traveling, dog-owning, watching TV all-daying, horse and motor bike riding, going to every playground in the known universe at least onceing, kissing, and prince marrying left to nag for.

Who am I kidding.  I have just forgotten the other 13,000 items currently on the wish list.