They've been announcing all weekend that it was going to snow on Monday, but I was in denial. I didn't want to believe it was true. Snow in Greenville is a rarity. It usually snows once or twice a year... and honestly, that's once or twice too many for me. This year, however, it's been more frigid than usual. It already snowed on Christmas... a real "White Christmas". We missed this snowfall because we were in Miami experiencing a "Warm Christmas".
The thing about snow in Greenville is that since no one is used to it, everything stops. They close up all the stores, roll up the streets and hibernate until the snow melts. So, in preparation for todays snowfall, we went to Whole Foods last night and stocked up on the essentials to last us through the week. We're probably not going anywhere for a few days.
The good thing is that Mau didn't go to work today! We were able to wake up late, enjoy some breakfast, play with Marco, nap and relax. We decided it would be fun to take Marco outside and let him have a go at the snow. We're so unexperienced at this though... we didn't even have gloves for the poor kid and ended up using socks, which got wet in the first minute outside and were then useless. It took us 20 minutes to bundle us all up and then we were outside for a total of 10 minutes.
Once outside, the snow reached Marco's knees, so he couldn't walk. He kept looking at us like, "What is this and what am I supposed to do?". He didn't try to throw himself in it, or fling it, or lay in it... nothing, just a blank stare. Maybe he's still a little too young to get it... or maybe we're just not fun enough. Mauricio bounced him around a bit, but he didn't seem really impressed. Needless to say, we went back inside, took off our clothes and threw them in the drier with a sense of defeat.
Later we tried again. We opened the door and bent Marco down to touch the snow, but he turned around and wanted to get back in the house. Maybe he's a true Floridian at heart too?!