Yesterday, Mother Nature decided to fill the backyard up with all that winter wonderfulness that kids dream of… well at least for a few hours in the morning.
Our usual winter weather is rain. Snowflakes are a welcome change. Snowflakes also bring a new vibe to the house… especially the 7 year old. She was charged with energy while the snow lasted. It was nearly like Christmas morning when she woke up to an inch of snow and ice on the ground and snowflakes falling from the sky the size of snowballs.
The kids just played while the snow lasted. The little girls went inside and outside all morning. I know I should have focused more on home school lessons, but you only live once. Yesterday was our only chance for a snow day this year.
I have to laugh that our area public schools take a snow day for 1 inch of snow. I guess I could admit that the area is not prepared for icy conditions because they are once-in-a-year kind of event.
Back in the day, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I went to school, we didn’t have snow days.
Seriously, all the Facebook posts from kids proves that a Snow Day is the only surprise out that kids have short of a gas leak. It’s the one moment that school doesn’t have a soul crushing grasp of them. It’s the one loophole that gives kids hope and teachers a “paid” vacation.
Today, however? Business as usual. I guess it’s time to get moving and start the kids on their school work.