I know it's harder for working parents, as I freelance and understand. But if you think of all the snow days your kids have in a lifetime it could add up to only a month or two. That's all you have to make snow days count forever! Even if you have to cheat to make it easier. My kids think I make the best hot chocolate in the world. I would tell them to go watch a movie then I would do some work on the computer and tell them I was making the secret recipe. *Oberweis chocolate milk heated up then add whip cream from a can! It's all in the way you look at it. Now that my kids are older things are different. I still get the screams at night. They are usually in another room and they get the message by email or twitter. But they still burst into our room screaming. That never gets old and I treasure every minute because in 3 years i'll be waiting for a call, FaceTime or Skype to hear about the snow day… I hope, maybe.
I am also realizing that a snow day is not just for kids. It's for all of us no matter what age. I think in this frantic non stop world we live in, a snow day is a powdery magical gift. A gifted day of hooky that is, for anyone who wants to look at it with the glass half full. My kids may have their own plans now that don't always include me, but that's okay. Calling a friend from high school I haven't talked to in years and catching up is so fun. I have my local girlfriends that I call for that last minute matinee. Last snow day I talked my hubby into leaving work for a couples massage. My snow days are my new avenue for adventure. Even if it means pajamas all day with a sick one next to me. How often do you get to lay next to your teenager and stare at them as they breathe with Vicks all over them. Don't let the bitter sweet treasures of a snow day with all the hassles, cancelations, and rescheduling pass you by.
Keep looking forward so you don't miss what God puts in front of ya!
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