This morning I woke up to the kids first snow day of the season! We didn’t have much accumulation, probably only 2-3 inches or so, but the roads were pretty icey.
Snow days are such a double edged sword. On the one hand they are a total inconvenience. Usually you don’t have the opportunity to prepare for them. We need to scramble to find child care options. That typically involves some combination of Michele and myself, since it’s a last minute decision. This creates tension at work when we both end up canceling or not attending various meetings.
On the other hand snow days are a total treasure! They are unexpected surprises of spending extra time with the kids. Most of our nights and weekends are packed solid with various planned activities. Snow days are guaranteed to leave a totally open calendar. This is a pretty rare treat these days!
So, today I took the morning shift at home and was relieved at lunch time. Much of the morning was spent with the kids binge watching TV. After that we took a trip out to Dunkin Donuts for a little treat. Then we shoveled the driveway, which usually involves me shoveling and the kids throwing snow in the areas that I’ve just cleaned off. After that we read some books, played some piano, and just farted around.
A pleasant surprise and great way to start the day!