Snow Days Fun
Oh what fun it is! To be snowed-in, that is. It's not just because it's a legitimate excuse not to go to school or work, being snowbound gives you an opportunity to create some great memories. Snow days are not just for kids. It's a time when adults too can get a break from the fast-paced lifestyle we've all become accustomed to.
Having a snow day is a free pass for hanging around the house, reading a good book, watching movies, or playing with the kids. Been neglecting your friends and relatives? Give them a call to complain about the weather and catch up on the latest news and gossip. There's plenty more to do on a cold, winter day.
Timing is Everything
We can't plan a snowstorm. If you're lucky, you'll get snow right before the weekend or on Sunday afternoon, allowing you a long weekend at home. What's really fun is if you get snowed-in at the end of Christmas vacation, which gives you an extended holiday season.
We've got to take the bad with the good. We live on a farm and my husband does snow removal for local businesses and large lots. The funny thing is, our farm is at the end of the list. We don't get our snow removed until all of the businesses are cleared off. Being stuck inside several times a year has a tendency to give us cabin fever but we've learned to use that time wisely.
Whether we like it or not, this gives us some extra family time, sans husband & father (no romantic moments here). The kids and I take this time to drink hot chocolate, listen to CDs or watch our newest DVDs. Our rec room is very comfy in the winter and it's where we flock to on cold-winter snow days. Not only is the warmth of the fireplace comforting, the light of the fire radiates throughout the room, setting an atmosphere you might see on TV or in the movies.
If you've never been snowed-in, you can only imagine what it means to forgo your responsibilities, if only for a day. There's great pleasure in sleeping in, knowing that work and school has come to a screeching halt -- and you're not missing a darn thing. If you're living in a snowy climate, it's best to keep stocked up on food, coffee, crackers, and all of the good things that warm you up quickly. There's nothing better than hot soup or chili from the crock pot for those who come in after shoveling snow or playing in snowdrifts.
Some of us are workaholics and don't wish to be inconvenienced by a blizzard. If there's one on the way, take heart, slow down, and make it a special day. It will be over quicker than you can imagine, and then, it's back to the rat race.