Yesterday, we had an extremely rare snow day. See, we live in the South where we rarely get snow. We don’t take off every time our local school system closes because they’ve been known to cancel school because snow is in the forecast only to never have it actually snow. Yes, it’s crazy. They never did that when I was in school. We were always up listening to the radio at 6 AM, hoping we’d be able to crawl back into bed soon.
So, all weekend, the weather reports had been talking about the fairly big snow we were expected to get. Poor Brian went into the grocery store Saturday to pick up a bag of mozzarella cheese for me and had to stand in line behind the three million people buying milk, bread and eggs. You know, so they could have eggs, toast, and milk if they got snowed in.
The kids had been asking all weekend if they’d get a snow day. At first, I said maybe we’d do a light day, if it snowed. Then, when it started looking like we might get some significant snow, I told them that if Dad couldn’t get to work, we’d have a snow day.
We woke up to at least six inches of snow. That’s the most snow we’ve had since the Blizzard of ‘93 when we had 24 inches, so it’s the most snow my kids have ever seen. Yeah, we got a snow day.
I was going to let everyone sleep in, but once I took the dogs out and saw how much snow we’d really gotten, I had to wake the kids up. They took off outside to play…after having a breakfast of their first ever snow cream.
They built a snow fort (or started on one anyway) and a snow man (I haven’t gotten a photo of him yet, since his building took place after my one and only foray out into the cold wet mess snow. The dogs loved it. The cat hated it.
One thing I love about snow is that it’s so white and bright, anybody can get some great photos and I love these I got of the kids.
Of course, the kids are already asking if we get another snow day tomorrow. I told them we’re going to have to do at least the basics unless they want to be doing school until June. It sounds good to take another day off now, but it won’t when we’re ready to be off for the summer.