Sunday, December 26, 2010

White Christmas

Living in the South, yesterday was a historic Christmas Day.    It started snowing!!   and is actually still snowing a little bit as I type this.   Where we live, the last time there was snow on Christmas was 1963.  
Although, some places like Atlanta had not had snow in over 100 years on Christmas.   I think that my children were more excited with the snow, then opening presents.  

Of course, my husband is never impressed with the snow. He grew up in MN and is just doesn't care about snow.

Whenever there is a chance of snow, we always practice some old wives tales to encourage snowfall.     Do you do any of these with your family?  

1. Flush ice cubes down the toilet.  There is also a practice of throwing them out a window.  We mainly stick to just flushing.
2. Place spoons under your bed.    Apparently, this practice dates to the Pilgrims.  Not sure how much truth is to that.  I have heard that it is better to do this with a wooden spoon and just for extra measure, lick the spoon.
3. Put white crayons in the windows.   Some people say that this works better if you freeze the crayons first.    We have never done that, but we might have to give it a try next time. 
4.  Wear your pjs  inside out and backwards.   Some people do one or the other.  We do both just to be sure.

If you have another one that I didn't list, please share it.  I love to collect information like this.  According to the weather, we actually still have a chance of snow until later tonight.    

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