Remember Those 90s Snowsuits?
This might trigger your fight or flight, but it's been on my mind all day.
We're all probably in the same position right now. Snowed in our houses around the Hudson Valley. If you're not then you must be reading this while on vacation somewhere nice and toasty and I'm jealous.
Whenever we get a big snowstorm I always think about how kids in elementary school must be thrilled. A snow day means sleeping in, hot cocoa, no homework and, of course, playing in the snow.
But the more I think about it, the more I start to sweat and experience shortness of breath. No this isn't a COVID issue. It's a 90s kid issue.
I'm 31 now, but whenever it snows I have flashbacks of being in elementary school and having to get in and out of those ginormous, and hideous, snowsuits.
Those things were made for arctic conditions, but my mom made sure my brother and I were sweating bullets on the coldest day of the year during recess.
The absolute worst was coming inside from sledding during recess and having to get out of your bulky snowsuit, then ROLLING IT UP and trying to shove it back in your cubby.
There was more pressure if you were trying to be the line leader that day.
Seriously, I'm having a mini panic attack just thinking about the memory. Don't even get me started on having to take off my boots as a 6-year-old and stepping in all the puddles of melted snow on the classroom floor. Wet socks all day...so much fun.
But in all seriousness, I hope kids in the Hudson Valley are able to enjoy all this snow and don't have to worry about remote learning today.
I guess they won't have the snowsuit cubby dilemma I had to deal with back in 1996.