Sharon DeVellis: Inside Scoop


Turning Water Into Snow

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

It's been freezing cold but that didn't stem my excitement because I had purchased Brand! New! Snow! Boots! that are supposed to keep your toes warm up to -40 degrees!  After the disasterous day of sledding where I *may* have fallen face first into the snow because my toes were frozen solid and I couldn't balance, it was time. And nothing says “try your Brand! New! Snow! Boots!" than sitting in a freezing cold arena watching your son speed skate for a couple of hours.

We loaded into the freezing van, sat at the freezing rink, loaded back into the freezing van and headed to Nonna’s for dinner. 

A.K.A. My Mother-in-law

A.K.A. The angel without wings

The woman makes pasta from scratch, people! I'm more likely to give up one of my kids then refuse a dinner invitation from my mother-in-law.

About midway to Nonna’s, the kids were complaining about the cold and out of the blue my husband was all “this would be a great day to try that boiling water snow thing” which is when I got all scrinchy faced and said…”dude, what are you even talking about” and he was “Sharon, the video on YouTube where you throw boiling water into the air and it turns into snow everyone’s watching” like I’m some sort of idiot.  And typically I am but now I was also confused because my husband isn’t one for the whole Inn-Ter-Net Thingy unless it has to do with money reports and CNN. 

So while the words, "I don’t know about boiling water snow but you can blow bubbles and watch them freeze" are coming out of my mouth in my mind I’m thinking "He doesn’t even have Facebook. How is he finding boiling snow videos?"

The whole thing left me intrigued.  Both my husband knowing about a video I don’t and the making of snow. 

Anyway,  if it’s cold where you live like it is here, give it a try.  All you need is boiling water and freezing weather. Your kids will think you’re the coolest parent ever.