Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Snow Day!!!


When we get a snow day, both my boys are thrilled.  Should I remind them that they have to make the day up at the end of the year in June, after the neighborhood pool is open?  That would be so mean.....mwah ah ah!!!

A dear friend asked me this morning, "Are snow days harder for you all?  Sorry if they are..."

First of all I was very touched at her thoughtfulness in asking.  I've got some really good friends.

Her question made me think, because these days can indeed be difficult on TJ.  The break in routine has been known to shake him up, and the extra free time is not always a good thing for my boy who gets easily stuck on iPad games.  For both my boys, for that matter.

Then I thought to myself, it's really up to ME how the day goes.

They so often feed off of my energy, and my attitude.  If I am stressed, they are stressed.  If I am lighthearted and goofy, so are they.

So thank you, dear friend, for giving me the chance to decide what kind of day we all are going to have today.  I'm so glad to have been given the opportunity to sit and plan, rather than just go about my business.

And for those of you in this stormy weather today, be safe.  And just as importantly, HAVE FUN!!!


  1. How fun! I find snow days rev my guy up and it is hard to get him to school the next day. But he loves the snow!

  2. I actually enjoyed snow days with my girls when they were younger because I would sit and read them a whole chapter book. We curl up on the couch with snacks and beverages and take the occasional break for my voice - it is actually one of my favorite memories. Now they are too old for that, but you are so right about them picking up on the energy from me.