And more snow.
I can’t recall a winter where we have had so much snow. Today marks the 4th snow day for my kids. I think they are even sick of the snow and school closures.
The first snow day is a novelty. Filled with fun and excitement, at least for the kids. No alarm clocks, no school work, a leisurely morning followed by sledding and playing in the snow.
Of course for moms not always so fun and rarely exciting. The biggest mistake I consistently make on snow days is thinking that because I have the day off I can tackle every project I have put off for months. Simply put I plan to do too much. Of course none of these projects are accomplished and I end up feeling as though I wasted my day.
Where does the time go?
Well, everyone being home equals more mess which results in more cleaning. Then there is the constant cooking, what is it about snow days that makes everyone ravenous? In addition there is the mad search for the snow boots, snow pants, snow hat, etc. Followed by the trek to the garage to locate the sleds. In hindsight I should probably bring the sleds into the house so they are easily accessible, but why make life simple? The aftermath of sledding and playing in the snow is the shedding of wet snowy clothes- a huge mess- and the immediate need for hot chocolate.
Amelia’s blind sledding run!
That’s the first snow day.
The second snow day is a treat, third snow day is an annoying and the fourth is enough already!
So for now we are all snowbound and wondering what bright sunny day will we be in school to makeup for this missed school day. Unfortunately, I heeded no winter storm watches, warnings, or advisories and did not race to the store for the bread, milk, and eggs. My family will have to forgo the french toast for today.
Luckily we have lots of undelivered girl scout cookies so at least we won’t starve.