So for the first time this winter, we actually got snow that didn’t melt by the afternoon. That freed us up for our traditional snow day Abbott activities. These include:
- Ramming mailboxes with a sled. From the dawn of human memory, Abbotts have been plowing into stationary objects on a sled, whether it was Scott tagging every tree in the greater Richmon area or McKenna somehow turning a toboggan 90 degrees to veer into a mailbox surrounded by large rocks. Who are we to mess with tradition?
- Making snow angels that look very little like angels.
- Sledding down streets that remain a sheet of ice for as long as nature chooses to keep them that way. Chesterfield County has, at max, something like ten plows and fifteen bags of salt and therefore relies on the Richmond Plan – the plan to rely on a typical Richmond warmup to melt all of the snow on neighborhood streets.
- Laura making lists of things that we will accomplish during the snow day. This is usually followed by a marathon of Downton Abbey or Mad Men episodes that prevents us from accomplishing a single item on any of the lists. Fortunately, because our community is on the Richmond Plan, there will be another snow day tomorrow, and, inevitably, more lists trumped by streaming marathons.
- Baking awesome-looking snow themed foods.