Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Magical Moment 356, "Eye Witness of Eyewitness News"


Channel 7 Eyewitness News is on our TV pretty often. I'm not a huge news buff, but sometimes I leave it on in the background to somewhat "stay in the loop" of the outside world. But something caught my ear today.

It's been a while since I've been around elementary school age children, and it's been an even longer while since I've been that age myself. I've nearly forgotten the silly games and rituals that take place in the world of a child. Remember the cutie shot? Circle, circle, dot, dot, now I have the cutie shot? Yesterday, I sat through ballet class and listened to 2 young girls discuss their sure-fire routine to create a snow day. It involved putting socks in the freezer, and some interesting rhymes (Zang, zong, zing! Come on sky, do your thing!). I snickered out loud despite myself. But today, I'm not snickering.

The ground is covered with a fresh layer of heavy, wet snow with no signs of slowing down. And today on the news, a reporter interviewed some school age children discussing the very same routine for creating a snow day! Not so silly anymore, these games!

I'm now left wondering 2 things. Was the ritual I was an eyewitness to at ballet class, the one responsible for this massive amount of snow? And does this mean that because I was so religious about getting my cutie shot as a child, that maybe I did actually skirt the dreaded disease?