i needed a plan.
the “blockbuster” storm was upon us
we got the call last night that there was no school.
the half day yesterday left us screaming at each other, tantrums and kiddos sent to their room…..it was ugly, i was exhausted and totally dreading another snow day.
So i sat the kids down and we came up with a plan! We jotted down a few ideas that would keep us busy all day…..when we needed a new activity we just went to this cup and picked!
Ready! Set! Snow Day!!!
after breakfast and a good dose of cartoons we headed into the kitchen to make a mess!
not really sure it was going to come out right….
with 10X the amount of flour the recipe called for they played for over an hour…..and i got to enjoy a second cup of coffee…a win win!
outside for 2 hours…shoveling and sliding
inside for lunch and hot chocolate
needing some down time at this point…. they built a fort in the living room and watched a movie….another cup of coffee for me.
while i was getting dinner ready they got to work painting….a snowy picture of course!
we ended the day with books….always special when we get to snuggle in my bed!
our plan kept us focused…or at least kept me one step ahead of the them. I can’t say we made it through the day without any fights, or that i wasn’t exhausted…but it was a good day. And i realized that i would rather shovel 12 inches of light fluffy snow than 4 inches of sleet snow.
how did you survive the day?