On a blowy, snowy day, pictures are best captured from the warm side of the glass.
A “Snow Day” board game on a snow day.
Snowy weather with a forecast of freezing rain: It’s the perfect excuse to sit by the fireplace in my pjs with a good book.
It is the perfect excuse to have a lazy day.
I am still holding out hope that the snow will melt.
But in the meantime, I can’t deny a few appreciated moments that it has brought with it: My children voluntarily playing outside, three times a day; frosted windows; an unexpected snow day; and the coziness of a fire in the wood stove.
A snow day on the first day of spring…
(First, let me clarify: I am grateful for the day off, not for the snow.)
A snow day is a gift of time. Time otherwise spent working or driving to school and activities can be used for relaxation, family time, and catching up. In this case, it was spent painting cabinets while listening to my kids play.
This is time I would have otherwise missed.
Even as a grown-up, I love a snow day. It is an excuse to stay in my pyjamas longer, linger over my coffee, and do nothing even remotely productive for an entire day.
Now, if only the kids hadn’t chosen today to be early birds…