I truly can't believe that it's less than a week before Christmas. This year seems to have flown by so quickly, that part of me is still stuck in August. What's more important, I'm about to have another nonwhite Christmas. I have lived in Kansas since 1994, and while I don't want to be quoted on this, I'm pretty sure we have only had 3 or 4 white Christmases in the last 18 years. When I stop and think about it, it's rather depressing. So this year, the tree was decorated with nothing but snowflakes and that motif is carried throughout the house. Snowflakes on the patio doors, snowflakes on the bathroom mirror, snowflakes on the dining room table, and snowflakes on the kitchen rugs. It I can't have real snow, I'm going to be drowning in fake snowflakes. Maybe even we can get Rosemary Clooney to sing this song, our next character may be able to fix all that in time.
If that can't convince the lovely Suzy Snowflake to come and save my Christmas from being a balmy day in the 50s, I'm not sure anything will help.
The lovely winter fairy who brings the snows every winter, is not someone I would ever want to have mad at me. I mean, what happens if she were to never come back and visit. Would we ever be able to make a snowman ever again? Would be be able to take a sleigh ride through a snow covered field or wooded area? Would our eyes ever light up upon the arrival of the first snowflakes of the season? Dont' forget to add in skiing, sledding, making snow angels, throwing snowballs, building a snow fort, or playing king of the hill would be things of the past. No longer would kids experience the thrill of sliding down a hill. It's a future that I just don't want to contemplate.
Luckily for us, Suzy Snowflake doesn't seem to be the type to withhold her charms for very long. I think she gets just as much fun watching us play in the snow, as we do. So when Suzy Snowflake comes around in her snow white gown, tappin' on your windowpane, make sure you make her feel welcome. Don't grouse about the shoveling or scraping you will have to do. Enjoy it instead, let yourself revel in the freedom that snow brings. Allow yourself to be a kid again. I promise you will have a blast.