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Getting Around in the Snow - Maybe it IS Child's Play!

Suggestions for how to deal with the snow from a child's point of view.

Let’s face it. This winter has been awful on many fronts. For us, the difficulty has been trying to navigate narrow streets throughout the county that haven’t been adequately plowed and salted, in order to reach our patients. A client’s young son recently overheard us discussing the situation, and he had some suggestions for our civic leaders on how to solve the problems associated with our winter woes. I decided to ask several other youngsters for their thoughts on the matter as well. Here are some of their solutions:

  • Put snow plows on the front of all cars so you don’t get stuck and have to wait for a plow
  • Plow parking lots and make it free for people to park so they can get their cars off the streets
  • Heat the streets so the snow melts on contact
  • Put heaters on cars so they can melt the snow as they drive
  • Ask people to be nicer to each other when it snows rather than yelling and being impatient
  • Borrow sand from the playground to use on the streets and give it back when the snow melts
  • Ask everyone to make a giant snowman so the snow gets used up
  • Shovel sidewalks so people don’t have to walk in the street
  • Put a big bubble over the city so the snow slides off and doesn’t cover anything or hurt anyone
  • Use heated snow shovels to melt the snow

Hopefully some lessons have been learned this year on how to better manage extreme amounts of snow. Civic leaders take note: some of the answers may lie in the suggestions from our children.

Here’s to an early arrival for spring!!

Stay safe and warm everyone… and cuddle up with your dog or cat – it’s a great way to weather the storms!


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