School is back in session today and I’m stuck at home unless I want to walk as the city left a lovely snow wall of pretty much solid ice at the end of our driveway. Not too much major complaining though because school is back in session today! I am basically going to spend today playing catch-up after playing in the snow for a couple of days. I thought it might be fun for those of you who live in warmer climates where snow days don’t exist to hear about our snow days. I hear in some cooler climates, the snow days don’t exist either. They apparently bundle kids up in snow pants and boots and send them to school anyway. There were certainly points during the past couple days where I would have been okay with that. (Note: my camera date stamp is wrong. These pictures are from Tuesday and Wednesday, not Monday).
You would think that with all that snow, everyone would sleep late. However, on Wednesday, everyone was up early. I tried to pretend to sleep until about 8:30a.m. or so. We then did the video game/television routine for probably much longer than necessary. Eventually, we went outside for a bit. My accomplishment of the day was talking to a neighbor with a kindergarten son and finally exchanging phone numbers which we’ve needed to do for the longest time. I also found out the neighbor grew up in the Chicago area and was building a cool igloo for her children. We all stayed out playing in the snow until about lunchtime.
Shortly after lunch, the call came. No school on Wednesday either. I believe my response was something along the lines of “oh, happy day!” and not, ahem…”You have GOT to be kidding!”. I’ll leave it up to you to decide on the accurate response. I do however remember back in the “olden days” when we actually had to get up at the crack of dawn and watch the news in the morning to see whether or not we were going to school. That was rough when your school name started with an “R”…my kids and their early in the alphabet school district name and automated phone calls. They just don’t know how good they have it 😉
Honestly, we did not do anything overly exciting with our first snow day. Have I mentioned we spent too much time playing video games (the boys) and watching Netflix (the boys didn’t appreciate all the zombie survival tips I was picking up from The Walking Dead while I didn’t appreciate the fighting over the X-Box). I tried to get J into bed at a decent hour which turned out to be 10p.m. and let G stay up playing yet more X-Box until about 11p.m. I stayed up until about midnight watching just one more episode of The Walking Dead.
I did realize at some point during the day, that snow day 2 would need a bit more action…so if you are wondering, stay tuned for the synopsis of our second snow day.