So yesterday I got caught up in the snowiness of it all, bundled myself up, and went outside to run down the hill and feel the falling snow bounce off of my face as I flew by. Four times. I made a snow angel, and had a snowball fight, too.
Before all that, though, I had started the day wondering how the boys could be happy doing indoor stuff when there was a white wonderland outside just begging to be played in. I remember snow days when I was a kid, and they all involved building a fort and stockpiling enough snowball ammunition to attempt pegging my little sister in the head. That is what snow days are for, right?
My kids spent the vast majority of yesterday’s snow day in the house, bickering. Listening to that can make me utterly crazy, so I was lucky to discover two unwritten rules of winter that stopped the insanity for a little while:
- It’s hard to bicker with your brother when you’re running like the wind, down a snowy hill, laughing and out of breath.
- Making valentines for your class is a good way to distract you from the fact that your brother lives to irritate you.
If you are snowed-in with two bickering brothers, and you’ve had all of the outdoor fun you can take, wander over to Living Locurto and check out this great list of Valentine’s Day printables Amy has put together. For Eamonn’s square cards, we used a really cute pdf from Secret Agent Joesphine. For Aidan, we taped lollipops inside the fold of Amy’s Sandwich Bag Goodie Label (we didn’t bother using bags).
Today is another snow day, and it’s probably a good thing, since I woke up with a head cold and don’t really feel like doing anything. Bleh. I’m going back, now, to popping Cold-Eze and geeking out on all of the fun places online that Neil’s Snow Dalek has traveled since I posted it – the number of Twitter mentions and trackbacks on that post are cracking me up!