To Do


228. Build an enormous snowman

My Story

Attempted many times during my childhood

While I was never a huge fan of winter or snow, sometimes as a kid the attraction of sledding or playing in the snow was too strong to resist. And so we’d bundle up in coats, boots, mittens, hats and scarves and spend a couple of hours pulling the sled up the hill or rolling giant snow balls to make the body of a snowman.

Building a snowman seems easy enough, but you have to have just the right kind of snow. Too wet and it only becomes hard balls of ice, too dry and it won’t stick together to make snowballs. We think of a snowman and think of three balls of snow stacked on top of one another, with the largest on the bottom and the smallest on top. Rolling and making the biggest bottom snowball is easy enough but the middle and top snowballs can be so heavy it’s just impossible to pick them up to put them in place.

Maybe I could build an enormous snowman if I had enough helpers to help me lift up the head and body. Maybe I need heavy equipment. I’ll keep trying, though my attempts are probably on hold until I have children of my own who want to play.

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