When I was younger, this is what a snowstorm looked like. And no, schools do not close for snow like this. It’s Utah, we love this stuff, it boosts the economy and keeps the skier’s coming here and it’s what makes us a great candidate for a 2nd Winter Olympics. The walks had been cleared in the morning but the birdbath hadn’t been touched if you would like to use that as a gauge.
When I was small, we would make snow forts and snow caves and get soaking wet and cold even with the mittens and hats. Yes, our mothers sent us outside and they didn’t come with us. Except maybe that one mom who made snowballs for us to throw at each other. That’s right, we considered other children targets and knew that we were targets too. It was considered healthy to have a little competition. None of us would have stood for bullying and everyone got their fair share of hunting and being hunted.
I’m just sorry that my kids are too old to build snow forts now that we have a decent snowfall.