I live in Idaho, where we’ve spent this winter watching everyone to the east of us with a certain amount of snow storm envy. Our mountains have less than half of their normal snow pack, so next summer were likely facing drought conditions and dryness that makes us more susceptible to forest fires.
However, winter’s not over yet. We’ve got six more weeks if the groundhog is to be believed. We had a couple inches of snow earlier this week. (Enough for me to slide into the back of another car in a slick intersection – going slowly enough that everyone was alright, fortunately.)
Yesterday my kindergartner came home from school all excited. An older kid on the bus had told him that if he put his pants on his arms, his shirt on his legs, and his underwear on his head, that today would be a Snow Day.
Well, something must have worked, because we woke up this morning to a district announcement that school was closed – only the second time they’ve closed school due to weather in the past ten years.
So we’re currently working through our agenda of Snow Day Activities:
- Shovel the driveway
- Play Minecraft
- Turn a large cardboard box into a house, or maybe into an airplane
- Go sledding!
- Build a snowfort
- Watch a movie with popcorn and hot chocolate
- Make chocolate chip cookies
- Read some books
- Teach the kids to play Uno
- And, hopefully, if I have my way, take a nap!
Have a wonderful day!