Woo hoo – the snow has already started to fall here!! We are expected to have 4-8 inches fall between now and tomorrow morning. I know that today was the first day back to work and school after the holidays, but I would not be disappointed if there was a snow day tomorrow.
Growing up, whenever we heard it there was a chance of snow, we’d sleep with our pajamas on inside out. Why? To increase the chance of a snow day, of course! Later on when I was teaching, it was expanded to sleeping with your pajamas on inside out AND putting a spoon under your pillow. Hey, if it works, it works.
Today I discovered
that not everyone performed this ritual growing
up when there was a chance of snow. What? How did you do your part to ensure that
school would be called off? Could this ritual
possibly be considered … weird?
So I turned to Google for the answer. I am happy to report that I
am not weird. There are many, many snow rituals out there
but I’ll just list the top 5:
1) Wear your pajamas inside out. If it is iffy as to whether you’ll get any measurable snow at all, wear them inside out AND backwards.
2) Stick a spoon under your pillow. Google informed me this ritual dates back to the Pilgrims.
3) Flush a single ice cube down the toilet (you’ll need the rest of the ice cubes later)
4) Stick something white inside your freezer (white crayon, cotton ball, Q-tip)
5) Stick ice cubes on your front porch.
I have many more thoughts on the subject in my head, but I need to run. I need to make sure the ice cube maker has made enough ice!! And I know there has to be a white crayon around here somewhere …