Thursday, November 8, 2012

Snow Day!

Our school has a policy that if the weather is too poor for the busses to run, they close the school.  Aaah, the freedom and benefits of being a private school!  Yesterday the kids bounded in from being picked up, their faces wide with Cheshire grins, and exclaimed, "The busses are cancelled tomorrow!"  Matthew was elated, realizing he had another day to study for his science test, and Elizabeth was just happy she could sleep in.

And so today the kids slept in, Matthew until 8 and Elizabeth until 930, they made themselves breakfast and were still shuffling around in pajamas when I returned home from the gym.  They helped clean the kitchen, pulled on their snowpants and jackets, and played outside all morning.  They made snow angels, buried themselves in snow, and at one point Matthew was singing Jingle Bells at the top of his lungs!

The kids huddled back inside and made hot chocolate while I prepared grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup (with goldfish crackers by request!) and then we sat down to a leisurely lunch.  Scott arrived home from his class, all frazzled due to the terrible road conditions, and we went out to Coffee Corner for cinnamon buns.

As I watch the flakes of snow continue to fall, I wonder if tomorrow will be another snow day.

I think we all need a snow day or two once in a while.