When you are just inches from a snow day, you may find yourself doing some pretty strange things.
About 6 inches of snow is expected to fall in the Dayton area between Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6, but for kids (and maybe a few teachers) the snow can’t come soon enough.
I just got off the phone with my 8-year-old son and one of the first things he said was, “We have to remember to do the snow dance tonight!”
And that made me wonder how many others out there will be doing the same, and what everybody else’s snow-inducing rituals entailed.
My sons have assembled the following process over the last couple years, having been given tips from other students and teachers:
— Wear pajamas backwards.
— Put ice cubes in the toilet and flush them down.
— Put a spoon under the pillow.
— Do a silly dance. (Some say to dance in a circle 10 times.)
I would say it has a success rate of about 30 percent, although the kids swear it is closer to 80 percent.
It should be noted, however, that it did work last month.
What about you? What do your kids do for a snow dance?