Growing up in California, I was always jealous of those kids that lived in places that got snow and got to have snow days. My only knowledge of snow days came from TV shows and books and they showed a great day of no school - meaning no tests, no boring lectures, no homework - and being able to play in the HUGE piles of snow making snowmen, throwing snowballs, and enjoying a warm cup of hot chocolate afterwards. Sounds like the best day ever, huh?
Now let me introduce you to a snow day in Albuquerque. Last night a storm came through and we got less than an inch of snow (well, we got that much where we live on the west side; the east side got a little bit more than that). When I got up at 7:00 to go get Porter up for school, there was a notice that the schools were on a 2 hour delay, meaning they would start 2 hours later than normal. About an hour later, a notice came out that the schools were closed because it was too icy. So we spent the day wasting it away - I guess there were some perks. The most ridiculous part was the snow and ice was melted by 10:00, so there wasn't even anything to play with when we finally got dressed (we could've built a three inch snowman!).
Despite it all, it was a great day. It was one of the rare Tuesdays I didn't have my MOPS group or scrapbooking group, so we didn't have the pressure of having to go anywhere. We got to relax all morning and I got to spend the day with my boys. The boys even got along today better than they usually do. Yea, Snow Day!!