today is a blessing December 10 2012, 56 Comments

We had a huge snowfall here yesterday and by the time we went to bed last night, it was announced that school was delayed two hours.  My kids were thrilled but they were holding out hope for a change in plans -- an entire day off-- a snow day!

The kids woke up this morning, just a bit later than usual, eagerly awaiting their plan for the day. By this time, I already knew school was cancelled for the day (Sshhhh..) but I wanted the kids to find out the "old-fashioned" way--on the tv.. sitting through every single letter of the alphabet of schools scrolling along the bottom of the screen.

"Don't get your hopes up!" I said as I turned the tv on, hoping they would have to sit through most of the alphabet. I just remember that anticipation as a child. Oh good, it started on the D's and we have to wait for a good chunk of the alphabet.

"What would you miss about school if it was canceled?" I asked.  Seeing friends, recess, the band concert, everyone talking about the snow.

Now for the fun part. "What are you kids going to do if school IS cancelled?" I tricked. Board games, watch a movie,  waffles for breakfast, shovel, maybe ski, build a snowman, play chess, do fun stuff TOGETHER. I heard some ideas I liked.

About four minutes later, jumping and screaming ensued in the living room. On the couch. Up to the ceiling.

Hurray for snow days.
Hurray for unexpected days together.
Today is a blessing!