Memo To The Weather Gods

Hi, it’s me. You probably know me as the wife of that guy who works with you sometimes. He’s fine, thanks. I’m actually writing to address a certain anomaly many people in the area witnessed this morning.

Said anomaly was white, small, fleck-like, and swirling around in the air, and is usually referred to as “snow.”

Now, I know we live in a place that has freaky weather. Eastern Canada is cool that way. However, I think this particular anomaly was a wee bit too much for most of us today. After all, on our street the trees all still have their leaves, and most are still green.

I suspect there is a motivating factor in this case, and that motivating factor’s name would be Liam. Yes, you might remember him from that little debacle last summer where he stood on a chair on the back deck, leaned forward into the storm, spread his arms and cried, “Thunder and lightning! Come play with Liam!” Well, for the past week he’s been saying eagerly, “Maybe snow will fall from those clouds!”

Weather Gods, I completely understand how adorable and persuasive he can be. I get it. But handing him snow just because he keeps asking? That’s a certain road to spoiling the child. Next thing we know it will be early July and plus thirty degrees and you’ll be handing out the snow because you no longer know how to say no to him. We just can’t have that.

The way to avoid certain disaster is to gently but firmly refuse his pleas and leading statements. Trust me, this will make your relationship with him far more rewarding in the long run.

I’m glad we’ve had the opportunity to chat about this. Just so we’re clear: no more early snow just because Liam’s asking for it. Pretty and/or decorative snow after the first of November is more acceptable, but really, the serious stuff doesn’t have to happen till December.



P.S.: Really enjoyed the sun this fall. Nice work.

8 thoughts on “Memo To The Weather Gods

  1. Talyesin

    I don’t know why everyone is so fussed by this. It’s the end of October. Am I the only one who remembers trick-or-treating with a parka over his costume?

    Me, I’m determined NOT to let the damned weather get to me. So there.

  2. Owldaughter Post author

    Oh, I remember trick or treating with my snow gear on. I was not impressed.

    It’s just a psychological thing, and a healthy one, I think. We’re naturally resisting six months of snow and ice-bound challenge. And for the record, I love watching snow fall. I’m just not ready for everything to shift into winter mode yet, and that’s the first thing the brain thinks of when it sees snow.

    Also: Not the point of the post! :P

  3. paze

    As far as I’m concerned, as long as it’s not the staying-on-the-ground type of snow, it doesn’t really count.

    So there.

  4. Blade

    Yep, running the streets looking really weird ‘cuse all of us had giant coats hidden under our costumes. Snow is acceptable mid October onwards in my head.


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