Snowpocalypse?Posted: January 26, 2015
Is that what we’re supposed to call it? Snowmageddon? Snopocalypse? Snopacshakur?
Anyway, I’m excited. This is my confession (to be sung to the tune of that Usher song, which is what Herr Husband and I do when we’re admitting something embarrassing):
I actually like snow days with my kids because I feel like we can be lazy,
and don’t have to get anything accomplished.
Here are some possible activities, all of which might be thrown over in order to focus on items 1, 6, 7, and 8.
1. Fire in the fireplace.
2. Homemade playdough (using the mixer is a big thing for our kids, thanks to George and Martha and Curious George and the Birthday Surprise), which leads to Strega Nona re-enactments and making Sad Owl.
3. Mouse Paint, inspired by the book, Mouse Paint, whereby my kids strip and paint with their bodies on paper that’s been taped to the floor. This leads to a bath, perhaps with a shaving cream fight.
4. Lots of book reading. Elephant and Piggie (we own like twelve of them) are figuring prominently these days because Das Big Boy can read many of the words in them himself!
5. Freeze jump (like freeze dance, but with jumping) in Little Liebchen’s crib.
6. Hot chocolate drinking.
7. Red wine drinking (21+ only).
8. Watching of George and Martha and Thomas, undoubtedly.
9. Playing in the ball pit.
10. Playing tea party.
11. Chasing the children with an oven mitt, Beejer, and/or a toss pillow.
12. Junk food eating.
14. Puppet making.
15. Crow playing.
16. Thomas coloring book coloring.
17. Pillow fort building.
Herr Husband won’t be going to work, obviously, and we’re stocked up on real food, junk food, kid essentials, wine, etc. The devices are fully charged. I think it promises to be cozy and exciting. We’ll check in tomorrow to see if I was right.