A cure for the winter blahs? Wide-eyed little people staring out the window waiting for enough of the white stuff so accumulate to they can go outside to play. Yep, we woke up to snow and the forecast calls for 4-6 inches of the white stuff. Now I am a bit tired of the cold weather myself, but if it's going to be this cold, having snow for a couple of days is a definite plus. Since we rarely see snow, this calls for celebration.
The kids are trying to con me into no school. Good thing it is inauguration day and our plan is different anyway; we can still have fun and learn something. Of course my favorite argument is, "All the other kids are out of school." And they are even offering to clean the whole house and play outside in lieu of school work. They are also trying to convince their dad that there is enough snow on the road to justify coming home early from work - maybe by lunchtime.
So what's a mom to do? I think I'll put on some hot chocolate, relax while they clean the house, and help them bundle up. Yep, if it's got to be cold and gray outside, snow is a pleasant interruption.
Patriotic snowflakes instead of red, white, and blue stars.