I grew up in the north so when schools here in middle Tennessee close due to snow I tend to think it’s over-reacting. But I’d rather be safe than sorry so I make the best of it and enjoy the snow day with the kids!
At least until snow day 4 or 5.
I mean, come on… picture this (as I’m sure we’ve all been there)… Husband is at work all day. Mom and the kids are at home all day. Together. Alone. For five snow days. Plus two weekend days full of snow and ice. There’s only so much sledding and so many play dates one can do.
So today marks consecutive snow day #5 (7th day total). How am I surviving you ask? I don’t know either.
The first few days were fun and I’m so thankful to have had that time with them! We had a lot of fun things going on… at-home spa day, snow play, sled riding, dress up, fort making, board games, read books, play dates with neighbors… you name it. Then after snow days 3-4 the girls start bickering because they haven’t been away from each other for more than 5 minutes. So the only logical thing to do is separate them. And guess what they do!? They whine about wanting to play together! I mean, COME ON! Mom just never wins.
I figured it was only appropriate to document the cycle we all go through on snow days.
I’m drinking straight bourbon by snow day #5, but if you need something a little less potent try one of these favorite cocktails.
Snow days are magical days that you get to be a kid again and have no worries while you’re playing in the fluffy snow. Except when a snow day turns into a snow week. Everyone loves a snow week. Except moms.