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Snow Day Thoughts

Written by Ashli Brehm

What I think when we get the snow day call:

Yay! Snow day! We can all sleep in. 

What my kids do when we get the snow day call:

Wake up earlier than usual. Get very sad about not having school for the second time in a week. 

What I think we can eat for breakfast:

Pancakes from scratch. We’ve got the extra time. Let’s have something extra special.

What my kids think we can eat for breakfast on a snow day:

Eggo waffles. The faster the better so they can watch a morning show.

What I think my kids can do on a snow day:

Play outside! Drink hot cocoa! Tell me how much they love being home!

What my kids want to do on a snow day:

Complain that it’s too snowy out! Complain about the hot cocoa being too hot! Complain about their brothers! Complain about being home for the second day in a week! 

What I think as I’m breaking up fight #482 of snow day:

This is what summer is going to be like. 

What my kids think as I’m breaking up fight #482 of snow day:

That woman is crazy!

What I think by nap time on a snow day:

I am 3/4 of the way there! I can do this.

What my kids think by nap time on a snow day:

Naps are for suckers. We’re not even tired!

What I plan to do during nap on a snow day:

Clean up the kitchen. Take a shower. Change out of my pajamas. 

What I actually do during nap on a snow day:

Stare at my sleeping baby. Snuggle my big kids an extra time. Then sit in silence. Drink tea. Think about being more patient. Still in my pajamas. 

What I think post-nap on a snow day:

Note to self for the next snow day: We should take naps at 10 am. 

What my kids think post-nap on a snow day:

We like each other again! I guess we’ll be nice to each other!

What I think we should have for snack on a snow day:

Cookies and Snow Ice Cream

What my kids think we should have for snack on a snow day:

Cookies and Snow Ice Cream

What I think by the end of the snow day:

That wasn’t so bad. Outside of the fights and the bickering and the whining and the complaining and the lack of sunlight. Everything else though, was fun!

What my kids think:

Dance parties. Snow ice cream. Cookies. Play dough. Coloring. That was a great day!

What we actually did on the snow day:

Made cookies. Broke up fights. Made a fort. Two dance parties… one covering the cha cha slide. Play dough. Watched Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Wiped some tears. Cleaned the bathrooms. Played in the water in the sink. Made snow ice cream. Caused some tears. Created. Burpees, planks, and jumping jacks. And general play.

How do your snow days go? Like you plan or otherwise? What’s your go-to activity? 

About the author

Ashli Brehm

Ashli Brehm = Thirtysomething. Nebraska gal. Life blogger. Husker fan. Creative writer. Phi Mu sister. Breast cancer survivor. Boymom. Premie carrier. Happy wife. Gilmore Girls fanatic. Amos Lee listener. Coffee & La Croix drinker. Sarcasm user. Jesus follower. Slipper wearer. Funlover. Candle smeller. Yoga doer. Pinterest failer. Anne Lamott reader. Tribe member. Goodness believer. Life enthusiast.

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2 Comments

  • This was basically our day too, except on top of being stuck inside we are all sick. And remember in summer when they fight you can just send them outside with out spending 20 minutes bundling them up. Or better yet you can escape to the park or the pool, ah summer.

    • Kelly,
      Sickness might have done me in yesterday!! I have to imagine that this weather and cold are not doing your fibromyalgia any favors, right? What do you do when you’re two hours out from nap and the kids are at each other’s throats?