Ironically, January 17th...the first day back to school for Ontario students...turns into a snow day. So what shall we do in this winter wonderland? Attend online school...pshaw...no one would accuse our children of being try-hards.
My eldest son decided to skate on our backyard rink. He practiced his shot and his tight turns and had a marvelous time outside in the crisp cold air.
2. Walk dogs
My youngest son decided to create a path for the dogs to scamper through. They were most energetic until they became too wet and cold. Once they dried out, they wanted to do it again.
3. Snuggle up with a book (and a dog)
My eldest daughter decided to snuggle up with a dog and a book. Cozy socks, cozy sweats, cozy blanket. You get the general idea.
4. Shovel snow (for fun or money).
Three of my four children made snow shoveling the rink a fun experience. Lots of soaking each other with snow and laughing. Pop was enjoyed for refreshment. Everyone was laughing.
Once my children finish shoveling, all four of them are heading to the toboggan hill near our house.
Although I am thoroughly looking forward to the children physically returning to school tomorrow, it is delightful to watch them embrace a snow day with such enthusiasm. The rosy cheeks and healthy glow is more than worth them falling behind on their assignments for one more day.
Entrepreneur and mom to four amazing kids
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