Snow day

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Snow day
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Fri, 02-04-2011 - 10:23am

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Registered: 06-04-2003
Mon, 02-07-2011 - 10:45am

Recharging is really productive.

I only have 8.5 more years and my little one will be in college. So I am soaking it up.

I don't think I could have said that with toddlers.

One great thing about laundry is you can sit around and read all day but at the end of the day you can say - I did laundry.

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Registered: 02-04-2011
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 8:38pm

My kids have had 3 snow days, so far and a few delayed openings.

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Registered: 03-27-2000
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 8:23pm
LOL, thanks! I thought maybe I was missing something! Although my parents' emptynester was not quiet on our last snow day. Unfortunately, our heat went out at 10pm the night before and by noon the next day, it was only 54 degrees in my house. I can stand the cold but we also have no water when we lose power - we are on a well that requires electricity for the pump to work. So by 1pm, I had the kids in the car b/c I forgot to adequately prepare and have water bottles filled and the tub full of water to flush toilets. So we invaded my parents' warm and quiet house with intentions of spending the night there, but miraculously, our power was back on by dinner time. Lucky for us b/c others in the DC area were w/o power for days!
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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 5:00pm

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Registered: 03-27-2000
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 4:29pm
I'm confused what you mean by snow days are a lot quieter in a SAH household. How can my house be more quiet on a snow day when ALL my kids are home, than on a day when they are all in school? I must be mis-reading what you have written!

I do love snow days though. I can't imagine whispering in my kids ears that they have snow day and to sleep in but that's b/c my kids jump out of bed on days off but I have to drag them out on school days. So I just keep the blinds closed, keep all the lights off and turn their clocks so they don't see the time. They only stay in bed about an extra 45 mins anyway as they are early risers.

Snow days here, with four kids, are anything but quiet! Constant in and out, helping with snow clothes, multiple batches of hot chocolate and snacks, shoveling. And the best part, no homework! But quieter than my regular day? No way!

I love snow days when they can actually enjoy the day off outside. Last year was the best when we had a ton of snow. This year, they've only had two days, one was a joke - it was a tiny bit icey in the a.m. but was FINE for school (I ended up driving my kids to three separate houses to play when they should have been in school). It rained all day though so we'd have been going stir crazy if I'd had them home all day indoors. That evening we received a whopper of a storm and they did have a snow day the next day that they were able to enjoy. But then it iced over, so they weren't able to really play outside in the days after that (after school) and they've been driving me nuts after school bickering, wrestling, and just overall antsy!
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Registered: 11-22-2000
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 4:18pm

I hear ya.


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Registered: 07-17-2007
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 4:01pm

Between kids sick days, teacher work days and snow days, I am on day 11.

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 4:00pm

Mine goes much faster than that.


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Registered: 10-06-2010
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 3:43pm

We had three in a row this week. I was soooooo ready to go back to work.

First day ... not bad.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 02-04-2011 - 3:32pm

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