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Snowpeople
« on: February 24, 2010, 03:30:49 PM »
It used to be that when it snowed,
the kids went out and tracked up the yard,
and the snowmen went up all around town.

We got a good foot of wet sticky snow the other day,
perfect for making balls.

I saw one snowman yesterday,
and it dawned on me that it was the only one I had seen.

Is this a dying tradition?  Do kids still do this where you live?

I thought Calvin and Hobbs could keep it alive,
but perhaps kids are too fat and lazy to go outside anymore. ::)


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Re: Snowpeople
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 03:56:32 PM »
nope, no snowpeople on my block.

just kiddin.

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Re: Snowpeople
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 04:07:44 PM »
They're probably too busy with the Snoman Maker game on X-Box.

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Re: Snowpeople
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 08:38:12 PM »
I love Calvin's snowmen. Some of my favorites aren't on that link but they are all hilarious.

I will make it a point to teach my boys to make snowmen. No hills around here. Sledding would
not be an option. But I dream of making some snow forts with them.
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Re: Snowpeople
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010, 11:11:01 PM »
Now that you mention it, I have noticed a distressing dearth of snowmen...I mean snowpeople...in my neighborhood.  I tried to toss my son out in the snow that we got but he disappeared since he's only about 2 1/2 feet tall at the moment.  After that he didn't seem all that interested in the cause of reducing snowpeople genocide.

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Re: Snowpeople
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2010, 06:18:01 AM »
I have seen a few snowmen, but what surprises me is that there are no kids out shoveling. If we had this much snow when I was a kid I would be rich!. Kids are lazy today. The computer, video games and the parents that plop their kids in front of it have a lot to do with it. What-ever.

Another twelve inches here today??? God help us.

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Re: Snowpeople
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2010, 06:31:34 AM »
Yeh, when I was a kid we made snowmen, snowforts for snowball fights and even a few bad snow sculptures.  Then came the teen years and we would pray for snow so we could shovel snow off people's roofs... now there is where the money is at and its a helluva lot easier than shoveling snow off the sidewalks etc.   ;)  We used to make a couple hundred in cash "each" per day when a big snowstorm like those hitting some areas now came through. 

I agree with Mikeypederson, kids are glued to their game sets today...  :(
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Re: Snowpeople
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2010, 06:56:49 AM »
When I was a kid you couldn't keep me out of the snow. Of course now I live in Southtown and Mr Heatmiser does not let it snow often - though we did have a few inches this year not enough to build a proper snow .... errr ..... person.

That said, I think part of the over all problem with kids being indoors this days is that parents don't make their kids stay outside anymore. I can remember wanting to come in and my mom saying "stay outside". After a fashion you get used to it and you don't want to be inside. Make kids stay outside and they will find something to do.

Anyway, I force my kids out the door and don't let them in. And I don't let my kids play video games during the week. That's a weekend only activity, kind of like Saturday morning cartoons. We also don't have cable or high speed internet access. Lots of beer though.  ;)
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Re: Snowpeople
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2010, 07:10:37 AM »
I would if we had snow!!!  Barely any snow on the lawn and we got about 2 inches of rain yesterday.  Expected to get another couple inches of rain today and tomorrow.

Oh, by the way, I live in NH!  I guess Texas is getting all our snow this year...enjoy you guys!
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Re: Snowpeople
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2010, 08:29:01 AM »
My daughter only made 1 snow person this year, but the snow hasn't really been the right (usually dry and fluffy, not wet and packing snow).  Before Christmas we got some rain and freezing rain which turned the snow we had left into hard packed icy-snow.  We made a kick-ass fort though!  ;D  We cut blocks of snow and piled them up like bricks and had our selves a fort at least 8x8 and about 3.5 feet high, complete with chairs and benches made out of snow.

Not many snow people around town, but there has been plenty of sledding in my back yard.
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Re: Snowpeople
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2010, 09:21:32 AM »
I live in the drunk yuppieville part of the city, and there were plenty of snowpeople during the last storm (before they were covered by 2-3 feet of accumulation).  So at least the 20-30 year olds are keeping the tradition alive.
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Re: Snowpeople
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2010, 10:11:10 AM »
Okay... gotta say it.  Is snow"man" one of those words now...

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Re: Snowpeople
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2010, 10:36:04 AM »
Okay... gotta say it.  Is snow"man" one of those words now...

I figured you would have to say it :D






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Re: Snowpeople
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2010, 10:43:35 AM »
Okay... gotta say it.  Is snow"man" one of those words now...

No idea, but my daughter likes to make snow women and snow girls.  We've made plenty of snowmen in the past though...

Calvin & Hobbes snowman gallery... love the 4th one down.
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Re: Snowpeople
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2010, 10:47:19 AM »
 :D ;D  When I went to the Calvin's Snowman link it cracked me up, I remember seeing them in the paper and laughing then... I'm tempted to make a set playing monkey in the middle with one of their heads just for shyts and grins.   :D  But... we're going to my sister's and then maybe a movie... Wolfman.   8)

Akr71, I like the snowshark and the one where all the snowpeople are blocking the driveway.   :D