The snow fell softly in the early hours of Friday morning, and with that, our snow day was set in place. The roads were legitimately slippery at just the wrong time for anyone to try to get anywhere, and schools were canceled and so were all of my plans.
Since only three days had passed since our routine had resumed, this snow day + weekend felt like an extension of our Christmas break which wasn't exactly what I was hoping for, but it ended up being nice all the same. I have long lamented snow days as the mother of small children, because honestly, they've been hard. John usually has to work extra hard on snow days, and then I've been stuck at home with children who are stir crazy and hate the cold.
But not this snow day. All of my children happily played outdoors for a while. This has NEVER happened, and I want to celebrate it with happy pictures from this personal landmark - I will title these,
"The First Snow Day that Didn't Suck."
We had a fun walk in the woods, which I tried to stop while everyone was still having fun. We came back to the house and had hot chocolate. No one screamed - though there was still a bunch of laundry and John still had to work. All in all, I am so grateful for this turn of events and thankful to be at a place where some things are more enjoyable with all four kids. It's a gift, and I certainly do not take it for granted.
Also, I am so glad I took the big camera out to mark the occasion.
The other thing that saved this snow day was that the roads cleared off pretty quickly. We headed to CFA at the mall for lunch and had a blast riding the escalators.
I have several blog posts that I want to have written, but since our routine has been wild and my computer is still broken, that hasn't yet happened. Maybe this week . . .
And though I hope we don't have too many more these this winter, for now, I'm celebrating the small joy of having an enjoyable snow day!