Actually, its ICE DAY, because the snow hasn't even started yet, that starts sometime this afternoon.
My husband is from Alabama, he's not really used to snow days, its not something they build into the school calendar down there. So this morning, he turned on the TV, saw that our school district was on the list scrolling across the bottom, then he GOT UP? And got in the shower? And started waking up the boys? This is when I finally interceded. "What are you doing? Let them sleep" I said. Then Will said (who was already in bed with us anyway) "Can I watch TV?" And at the exact same time my husband and I said "NO!" and "YES!" Then we looked at each other in mutual bewilderment. Clearly, he has no idea what a snow day actually means, poor soul.
Pay attention kids, here is your revised itinerary during a snow day:
1. Go back to sleep.
2. Watch TV.
3. Eat junk for breakfast.
4. Watch more TV.
5. Stand at the window and ogle at the salt trucks.
6. Eat more junk.
7. While watching more TV.
8. Put on coat, hat, gloves (or as Will says, gwubs), boots and go outside to play in the snow.
9. 30 seconds later, return inside and dump all that stuff on the kitchen floor because, dude, its cold.
10. Watch TV.
So this is kind of how it goes for the rest of the day. I'm dialed into my work computer, checking email, making calls if I have to, and I'll probably go in for a while this afternoon and leave the kids with my mom. Maybe I'll put up some Christmas decorations today.
Also, today is the last day of NaBloPoMo, thank the everloving Spirit. I'm getting bored with myself, I'm sure the rest of you are already snoring. I don't know when I'll post next, but hopefully it will be after something actually interesting happens. Stay Tuned.
**Edited to add, actually they stayed outside for 30 minutes, not 30 seconds. I had to make them come inside and wipe the icicles out of their noses - its 18 degrees currently!