Sunday, 20 January 2013

Where is the snow? Promises a parent should never make...

My boys are sulking.
Sulking big time.
We have no snow and despite the forecast, no snow has materialised.
I stupidly promised to take them sledging  as a treat and now I am being held personally responsible for the fact that no sledging is forthcoming.
"But you promised!" They wail.
"You promised there'd be snow this weekend!"
It is my fault that the weather forecasters have so far got it wrong and my part of Suffolk has just 2 centimetres of powdery white stuff that barely covers the grass and is no good for snowball fights and utterly useless for making snow men.
I try to see the positives in the situation. Obviously my children still see me as a god, an omnipotent being able to arrange the heaven and earth at a whim. Problem is it's not my whim, it's theirs and I find that I am getting the blame more often than not...
So I am shifting the blame and moving it to the weather man for not getting it right. I raise my hands and admit finally that I am not the be all and end all of life, it's a bitter pill to swallow for them and  me but it may mean that I am not to blame at least for the lack of snow this week!




9 comments:

Rob-bear said...

Disappointment strikes deep. Sadly!

Condolences all round. Blessings and Bear hugs, too!

Perfectly Happy Mum said...

Ouch! Hope it didn't hurt to much falling off the pedestal... Good luck with being a simple human being, it's not always easy :)

mrsnesbitt said...

Bring them here! We have LOADS!oh and more expected tonight. We are cabinned up - supplies in, gates shut, hens in shed.....and wine in! lol!

CAMILLA said...

Hi Tattie.!

Loads of deep snow here in Norfolk Tattie, it has not budged since it first arrived beginning of the week and then more snow came later. I am just over the border from you Tattie, so hope your young ones get snow soon to build that snowman, certainly cold enough for it.

Tattie Weasle said...

Rob-bear - just when you say it the snow starts to fall - hoping boys will be suitably impressed tomorrow morining when they find that schooll is closed!!!!!
Perfectly Happy Mum - I recover quickly luckily!!!! And they have at present short memories it has snowed and my kudos is in the ascendent!
mesnesbitt - keep warm and carryon drinking! Hopefully snuggled up by warm aga/open fire!??
Camilla - certainly cold enough indeed -12 last week but warmer now. Lots of snow this evening hopefully boys will be suitably impressed tomorrow morning!

Rob-bear said...

All's well that ends well! So happy for you. And the boys. :)

janerowena said...

I'm glad you have some after all - I'm not far away and we have about 5" so far. It's meant to snow on and off tonight and we are crossing our fingers for a closed school!

Jen Walshaw said...

Oh I know that feeling, we have to know everything. You can have my snow!

Troy said...

They were forecasting the snow continuously from Thursday evening and it finally came Sunday afternoon to our part of Suffolk. I think the Met Office have forecast 10 of the last four blizzards.

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