Snow Day!

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The phone rang about 5:30 this morning and I was confused. I’d said goodbye to J just a little while before and thought maybe it was already the 6:15 alarm. By the time I realized it was the phone I answered on the last ring to the recorded voice on the other end saying no school today.

I was so excited I almost couldn’t fall back asleep.

Almost.

We finally got our snow day and all four kids were over the moon. I heard H’s confused voice a little before 7 as he called out from his bed, “Mama?”

I quietly walked in whispering so as not to wake Miss E and said it’s a snow day. He looked at me with a sideways look.

“No school!” I said and he jumped off the ladder and started hugging what used to be my waist but is now a baby belly as if the decision were up to me and not the powers that be.

We’ve been holding out for a snow day, well a few weeks ago it was a cold day off we were hoping for and each and every time the weather-people say snow is coming we get our hopes up just a stitch only to wake up disappointed by the sight of just a dusting or worse, nothing.

M and I baked up a storm this morning while T slept in and H played out in the snow with friends and E colored and sang from atop the counter. A neighbor plowed out our driveway so we decided to make cookie bars and Nutella bites and some pumpkin bread muffins to surprise him with. {He’s never been the biggest fan of our umm, lively family, but I think we may have found a way to change that. He likes sweets!}

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They say 10 inches or so fell around here and I didn’t really believe it until we traipsed down the street to a sledding hill nearby pulling sleds and littles in sleds down the half plowed road and up onto the open land. It was the heavy, thick snow that took work to walk through. I can’t really sled at this point so I stood at the top of the hill and watched. And I knew we wouldn’t last too long. Between the two hours H had played outside with his friends before we walked to the hill and the walk to the hill and then the sledding and the walks back up the hill, it was only a matter of time before one or both of my littles started to fade.
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I love a good snow day. I love an unexpected no school day. I know that for some people it totally throws a wrench in the week and the plans and the work and just life but I will take every single one they throw our way.

 

Comments

  1. This was one day where I didn’t constantly worry about how I was going to fit a days worth of work into one naptime while having three kids at home. We just enjoyed the slow pace, the baked goods, the hot chocolate, and the joy of having nothing that HAD to get done. I guess I needed a snow day as much as the kids did!

    Looks like you made the most of yours too!

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