Thursday, February 20, 2014

6 Fool Proof Snow Day Rituals

1. Wearing your PJ's inside out.
I was particularly fond of this method growing up.  It seemed fool proof, just go to bed with your PJ's inside out and voila, snow day! This method works best if you can get a few of your friends to join in the fun.

2. Leaving a spoon underneath your pillow.
This is a long standing superstition, dating all the way back to the pilgrims. It's still a popular tradition in Eastern and some Midwestern states.

3. Flushing ice cubes down the toilet.
This seemed a little strange to me, but whatever works right? Flushing ice cubes is supposed to summon a cold front from the snow gods. I think someone has been flushing too many ice cubes in Iowa.

4. Wearing gloves to bed.
Some people sleep with socks on, others with mittens.  Bundle up for bed and wish for snow!

5. Run around the table 5 times.
This is by far the most dangerous of all snow day rituals. It's thought that 5 is the perfect number to get the snow god's attention.  Be careful not to go over the magic number.  Who knows what would happen if you made it around 6, 7, or even 8 times.

6. Throw ice cubes around the yard.
Tossing ice cubes around your yard in bushes and trees is thought to encourage a big freeze.  Go ahead, toss a few cubes out the window.

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