Pick Your Poison: Snow Day or a Stint in Hell? Fire it Up, Baby!
I’m kidding, of course … (mostly). Fresh off the heels of a “Joely Gymnastics Tuesday,” which is my weekly commitment of shepherding my precocious 4-year-old to gymnastics class, we got socked with a snow day the next day. (Tuesdays also include hanging with my 2-year-old, Ari, who — while awesome — is about as chill as a bull in a china shop.)
But, as kids go, they are great (mostly), and I am grateful to have the luxury of spending a day out of the office to be with them — all while Bella, my oldest, is in school (she’s the 6-year-old) praise the lord. However, anyone who has kids, or knows people who have kids, knows that a full day of a 4- and 2-year-old is exhausting. So, yes, while snow days are great, the cauldron over an open pit doesn’t seem all that bad.
So, what was my snow day like? Well, my kids probably ate four different breakfasts (first seating began at 6:30 a.m.); watched three movies (only 50 min. each); ate a piece of gum, two Hershey’s kisses, a piece of Australian licorice; and painted 14 watercolor pictures of exploding rainbows — and this was all before noon.
Finally, we got it together enough to take the toboggan across the street and slide down the hill — repeatedly for nearly two hours! But, the kids loved it and, frankly, it reminded me that snow days aren’t that bad after all.
And how was your day, dear?
Pictured, from left: Hear, See and Do No Evil (Joely, Ari and Bella).