Winter storm Jonas, or THE BLIZZARD as we called it ripped through the Washington, DC area and it left a huge mess. We don’t get THIS MUCH snow ever so it was new to us. Schools around here close with a few inches of snow — so imagine 2ft of it!
As kids snow days are the best days of your life. Staying home, going sledding, lounging in PJs, going to bed late and watching endless amounts of movies.
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For adults, it’s a very different story. Clearing off the snow from cars, stairs, laying down salt on the sidewalks and the most painful and rigorous of all — SHOVELING!
No matter how old you are or how good of shape you are in, the aftermath of shoveling snow is just painful. It’s an all-over ache that slowly becomes more intense the moment you stop exerting your body. I should know — in the past I’ve had to soak in the bath and take two Advil in order to alleviate the pain.
This year, I was excused from the snow labor since I’m expecting our third child. Yah! That meant my husband did ALL of the heavy digging and I’ve never seen him so exhausted at the end of the day.
Sure, our 3 year old helped out (ha!) but poor papi was completely beat. After taking a warm shower and getting back into dry comfy clothes, I gave my husband a hot cup of tea and gave him Advil for the pain.
As a typical guy he didn’t take it, saying it would pass soon. However, in less than an hour, he was moaning out in pain and asking to take the 2 Advil so that he could make it through the night.
(Besides, I needed him to feel better because there was more snow to shovel the next day, ha!)