You might think living in subzero temperatures for most of the winter is terrible…and there are days when I’d wholeheartedly agree with you. Days when it’s gray and slushy and gross and I’d sell my soul for some sunshine. There are days when we’d to when we’re so desperate to get out of the house Matt would even go look for modern bedding and paint samples to redecorate our bedroom. BUT, if you’re 8 years old and love to be outside, there are days when Ohio ain’t all bad.
You drive by the local pond/lake that’s a hop, skip and a jump away from your house and see that the green flag is up. The green flag that means it’s safe to go out on the ice. The green flag that means….ice hockey!! It’s enough to make an 8-year-old boy quake with excitement. What’s even better is if you have a Mom that’s willing to load up the hockey goals and sticks, pick up three of your best buddies, drive you all to the ice and sit in the freezing cold and read while you enjoy yourselves.
If your parents are feeling really nice, they’ll even brave the temperatures, drive you up to “The Hill” and taking you sledding. The hour it takes to bundle everyone up, load up everything in the car and drive to the hill is worth it when they hear the screams of joy coming out of everyone’s lips.
See…Ohio ain’t all bad.