I didn't put my PJs inside out last night but I did prepare lunches and make sure we were otherwise ready for a normal Monday morning. Thus, I feel partly responsible for today's SNOW DAY!! Woo hoo!
Who doesn't love a snow day?
My mom started working at an elementary school when I was in 4th grade and after that I'd be woken up by the phone ringing at a 5am for a school delay or cancellation. Oh how I loved the sound of the phone ringing at 5am! (Only in winter, though, right? Otherwise a call like that incites dread.) I'd roll over and turn off my alarm and go back to sleep. More often than not (at least according to my rosy memory) I'd eventually wake back up to the smell of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven. This was an especially big treat as we were a cold-cereal-for-breakfast family.
This morning, Lucas came bounding into our room to let us know it was snowing. Before I knew it, he was standing our our bed looking out the window naming everything that was covered in snow. My ears perked up when he said "the roads are covered in snow." And I turned on the radio to learn that our school district was closed (meaning his daycare would be closed as well) and my university was closed, too! (Definite perk of working for a university!)
We played in the snow all morning, got the sidewalk shoveled and the cars cleaned off. My neighbor and I even went across the street to clean our elderly neighbor's steps and walk. Now Lucas is down for a hopefully-marathon nap.
Oh I love snow days!