Snow Day

So......we had a snow day yesterday and are having yet another today. You remember the joy you felt when you were a child and found out that school was cancelled? The thought of a whole day in front of you, chock full of sleeping late, playing outside, and watching television, was almost more than your brain could comprehend.
And now you are an adult and a parent at that. So, a snow day comprises drying wet, "snow clothes", twenty times before noon, preparing countless cups of hot chocolate, refereeing sibling arguments,chasing dogs around the house who have run off with a pair of gloves, and timing each child's turn on the computer so everyone is treated fairly.

It is yet another game in the Olympics of Parenthood.


Now the forecast is calling for more wintry weather on Wednesday.


Note to self: Be careful what you wish for.....

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  1. With computers and the Internet, I've heard some schools actually conduct classes online for kids on what used to be considered snow days.

    That's just wrong. Snow days rock. :)

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  2. No snow day here. Just brutally cold and windy. I'm wishing for spring :).

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  3. I love Olympics of Parenthood! THAT is SO true!
    Wonderful photos and fun. A snow day is MAGICAL...at least for the kiddos.

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  4. I agree! Amazing and people think only the North gets snow. Ha!

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  5. I know the grass is always greener and all that, but I would adore snow days...at least for a bit. Stay warm and dry.

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  6. I like how your perspective has changed. Made me laugh! Your kids and dogs are happy though and that makes all that clothes drying and refereeing worthwhile! :)

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  7. Everyone, I am still enjoying the snow day, even with the craziness!

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  8. I'll trade you snow days; our 20" for your "friendlier" snow. Since we got dumped on I haven't even been outside because the temps have stayed subzero. Ugh! I love snow but wish it were warmer to enjoy it. I have promised my 10 year old son that we will have a snowball fight when it reaches 10 degrees.

    Today our family is ringing the bell for the Salvation Army and are hoping for 5 degrees. Thankfully it's only an hour and we can take turns warming up in the grocery store! I'll be bringing handwarmers and hot chocolate!

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  9. I forgot snow required work for my Mother as a kid. Growing up in Alaska I don't recall any snow days but how we kids loved the snow. Great pictures

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  10. Sometimes I have to remind myself on snow days that I am an adult now and don't get the day off anymore and that it means having to drive on slippery roads! Not so fun. But still I spend ages at the window watching it fall and hope that enough falls so that the kids can get a day off school.

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  11. So glad I can view it all from this side of the computer:)

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  12. Can do Mom - That is a great thing you guys are doing today by ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. Do try to stay as warm as you can!

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  13. Although my children are now adults I remember them being off for snow days. You are so right -- it can be like the circus has come to town and no one told you it was coming. -- barbara

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  14. We rarely get snow days, but you described it perfectly - especially the drying of the wet clothes!

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  15. Beautiful pictures, and I can hear Johnny Mathis in the background. Ahh the good old days when snow days were fun! I'm feeling your pain ;-) We just had a two hour delay today, but I see that s-word in our forecast for the rest of the week. Could make finishing Christmas shopping interesting! We have Tall Guy's family Chrismtas Sunday! YIKES!

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  16. Yes, everything seemed better when we were younger.
    Though I didnt have the excuse of snow days, since I was homeschooled :( I do remember how wonderful the christmas season seemed.
    All magical, praying for snow and the days seemed endless up to christmas.....now they fly by and theres so much to do and its all over in a few seconds...awww to have the sweet innocence back.
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  17. LOL! The kids used to watch the news ticker on the bottom of the screen. Radcliffe, Rockwell, Seydell. Stupid Seydell! (Said outloud) Because our school would have been right ahead of it...

    Enjoy the wintry days! Send them all outside.

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  18. Oh goodness! Yes, snow days were AMAZING as a kid. Now they're non-existent here in Chicago. Sounds like a lot of hard work, yet another reason to praise parents for all of their hard work!

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  19. We actually got a great snow one day last winter here in Central Texas. Snow days are so rare here that we savor them like the last m&m in the bag. Of course, we don't have enough gloves for all seven kids, so some of them may or may not have worn socks on their hands.

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  20. Good times...enjoy them...they pass way too quickly! I love all the snow, but then again I don't have it here...it is cooling down though...it was 73 today!Here I am in shorts wishing for what you have there...crazy!

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  21. Snow please lol!! they say we will get more by the weekend, could well be a white christmas. Mom just want's the hore frost to come back.
    See Yea George xxx

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  22. Our kids are older and on their own now, but how true that rang !! Parenthood sure seems like a marathon, but while the days may go slowly the years fly by ! Enjoy the 'games' while you can.

    Love those shots !!

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  23. Snow Day = Busy Mom Day......
    Sure is pretty!!

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  24. This is a great post! I can remember it all, though my kids are grown now.

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  25. I grew up in Arizona so we never had snow days so I could only dream for a day like this. It makes for some great memories though. Enjoy!

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  26. We had a snow day on Monday. I think mostly from the drifting snow because it wasn't snowing out anymore. I so remember those days when all the kids were home and they had a snow day :)

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  27. ....and GrandParenthood.Don't forget us.Lots of us are enjoying some parts of those snow days with the grandkids,too,but not so much here, when John knocked the Christmas tree over.

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  28. I do remember those days--snow days were the greatest of days as a child. My mom loved it because she was a school teacher so we all got the day off :) I am sure it is a wonderful chaos at your house and it looks beautiful.

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  29. Haha....(Oh I love snow days).
    I have to laugh because we seem to (in one way or other) get what we hope for.
    I am glad you got your snow...and glad you got to enjoy a super fun round of being with your kids and their mom:))

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  30. Everybody look happy over there. Or almost everybody looking at the last picture...

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  31. yep! kind of a flip from your own childhood days now that your the grownup. Love that Jack!!

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  32. i know...right? wish for snow, get it and then there's soggy clothes, cold kids, wet dogs etc to deal with!

    :)

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  33. Surely one of the greatest challenges I've ever met. During the first months of me son being home, I slept less than four hours, yet falling asleep many times while conducting lessons ;)

    Growing up in North Germany, can't remember school being cancled due to snow though.

    Please have you all a good Thursday.

    daily athens

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  34. The snow is not sparing anyone this year!

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  35. Lovely shots,I like the one of your Jack! Your house must be absolutely buzzing! I had a good laugh picturing you running around sorting out kids and dogs! I would be fighting over my turn at the computer!!

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  36. Nice post. I like your caption of your last shot... probably was excited to get out and enjoy it.... but not so sure now.

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  37. Funny how our perspective changes as we mature. LOL

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  38. How I remember when my kids were young and dressing them up to go outside and then undressing them when they came in out of the cold and snow. It was so time consuming, but well worth the effort. They had such fun outside. I kind of miss sledding down the hill with them.

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