It’s February and we are in the depths of Iowa winter. When you choose to live in the Midwest you sign up for a roller-coaster of winter weather, for better or for worse. As a lifelong Midwesterner I can relate to all 30 of these phrases, even if they make me giggle at how ridiculous some of them sound.
Laugh with me, and then scroll down for some additional resources to help get us through the next month (or two . . .).
It wouldn’t be that cold if it weren’t for the wind.
If it’s going to be cold it might as well snow.
I’d much rather it snow than this ice.
Did you hear it’s going to be super nice this weekend? High of 36!
I have four-wheel drive, so this snow/ice isn’t a problem for me.
Omg why didn’t they cancel school?!
Does anyone know how the roads are today?
This is nothing compared to the polar vortex!
Can you believe this weather?
Do you have your snow pants, snow boots, hat, and gloves?
When are they going to put salt on these roads?
It took me over an hour to shovel my driveway!
Do you think I need to shovel the sidewalk? Ope. Neighbors are out doing theirs. Now we have to.
Omg why did they cancel school!?
At least the sun is shining.
It smells like it is going to snow.
I don’t need a coat. It’s like 38 degrees out and I’m just walking from the car into the grocery store!
The air hurts my face.
Zip up that coat right now!
Why do we live here?
I heard they got 12 inches of snow north of us. We were lucky. It just missed us.
Who tracked their snowy and muddy boots through this kitchen?
I just need to run to the store to grab some bread and milk.
Do not throw snow at your brother/sister!
They’re getting weather west of us. We’re next!
I’m not worried about my own driving in this stuff, I’m worried about the OTHER drivers.
At least the snow is pretty!
Close the door! We aren’t heating the outside!
It doesn’t look as cold as it is.
That’s Iowa for you!
Winter weather getting you down?
Check out these posts to help get you through it:
20+ Indoor and Outdoor Activities for the Cold Winter Months
16 Cozy Winter Picture Book Read-Alouds
The Hygge To-Do List: 15 Ways to Embrace Cozy This Winter
Let’s infuse a little coziness into what’s left of our cold Iowa winter. Get ready for your most cuddly agenda ever: the hygge to-do list!
Indoor Play Places in the Iowa City Area
When it’s too cold for outdoor play, there are some awesome local indoor play places where your little ones can burn off their energy–snow boots not required!