Mica was, like he usually is in a hurry. He was running along saying, "Mom you can't catch me! I bet you can't get my gizzards!" I just tell them I'm going to get their "Gizzards" when I go to tickle their ribs. I know people don't really have, "Gizzards". I said, "Mica you better slow down! There is ice in some spots." Mica said, "Don't worry I'm running along and I have not fallen yet." We were almost there, and he was slowing down anyhow.
On the way home, Mica started running down the sidewalk once again. I made him walk. He thought I was crazy. The ice wasn't very visible. I slipped, and fast boy didn't. I didn't fall, thankfully! Luckily Mica saw me almost bite the dust. I told him, "See I wasn't even going fast, and I slipped. If I would have been running, I would have certainly fell hard!"
This morning we were getting ready to leave the house, and our power went out right as Daddy was about to get Isaak's teeth brushed. We had to get our coats on in the dark. Mica was pointing a flash light around to assist us. Even the street lights were out. In the car, on the radio we found out a car hit a pole. It knocked power out of our whole neighborhood.
On the interstate our lane was SLOW. A cop car passed us. We drove by three accidents that were right by each other.
I talked to Mica some more about black ice; how it's not safe to run on it. It's supposed to get warm here, and rain this afternoon. It should be warm enough over night that it won't freeze. Part of the problem with snow is that it melts and can turn into ice.
Here's a great page on the hazards of black ice.