Thursday, December 22, 2011

Snow Crystals

"Mommy where does snow come from?," inquires my curious and youngest daughter.

I pause before responding. Do I tell her how snow is formed with a lengthy scientific response? Do I tell her the difference between the types of snow- granules, flakes, graupel, ice pellets, etc? Or do I tell her fantastical stories of angels having pillow fights or unkempt supernatural beings combing their hair creating a heavenly dandruff?

Nope. I tell her simply,"They're little crystals that come from clouds in the sky." Crisis averted. Holding my breath and wiping my brow, I patiently wait for the next question.

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