It’s not that I don’t appreciate a good white out kinda snow day… it’s just that we have had so many of them that the magic of it all is wearing off. Or is it? I don’t know… maybe I get lost in the technicalities of snow days – the cleaning, the cooking, the constant in and out, kids crying because snow has snuck into their boots or gloves or snow fights. Maybe I can just sit back and really enjoy the beauty and short season of snow days. Here are a few pictures of New York In The Snow.
The kids have been loving all this snow and Jonah finds himself in his alpine element. The last big snow storm, Jonah was completely buried under the snow and Thomas got such a kick out of watching him shake the snow off of him to reveal himself. “LIKE A BIG SNOW MONSTER”.
The great thing about snow days is that it makes you stop everything and just be in the moment. This can, of course, come back to bite you the next day when work has piled up, the snow suits have melted and now you have to clean water and salt off the wood floors, or the cookie making, cupcake decorating, craft projects and whatever else you pulled out during the snow storm… have to all be cleaned up and put away.
But it’s worth it when you reflect on it. The kids love the snow days and I love that I have the flexibility and luxury to be home with them on these cozy days. Best part of snow days is being able to settle into movie nights with a fire and lots of popcorn and warm stew.
We still have the toughest month of the year ahead of us… February. So more and more and many more snow days ahead!