Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snow Day

Forecasters predicted inches.  There were enough flurries to cancel schools, but not enough to keep everyone in.  I have to admit that having six kids at home gave me pause.  Homeschool would have to be canceled as well.  Not that that is a bad thing.  As the day progressed, I was pleasantly surprised at what kept my kids' attention.  Snow forts.  Snowballs.  Snowmen.   By the end of the day, their muscles were stretched, their clothes were snow soaked, and their cheeks and fingers numb.  They should sleep well.
We read books, watched Polar Express, ate popcorn, made chocolate covered pretzels, and drank hot chocolate.  
Madison found a few minutes before bed to put into writing a bit of her fun.  Prompted by a Fancy Nancy book, she tried her hand at some poetry.

Snow days are lots of fun
You can walk and really run
You can build a snowman too
Make him look just like you
Make a snow angel in the snow
Just in the sunset it may glow
But when you are just done 
Go to bed and in the morn
Snow meets the sun

I am very done with the day.  The littles are sleeping.  The middles just went to bed.  The bigs are watching a show with us.  Now for some sweet quiet.  

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