Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in cache.php on line 99
NWI Parent
NWI Parent

Snow Day

February 10th, 2010 - By Stephanie Precourt

snow day

My kids will never know the listening to the morning radio or news reporter on WGN announcing school closings, or maybe sometimes catching a glimpse of it on the crawl at the bottom of the TV screen.

This winter on snowy mornings they rush in and ask if I’ve checked my phone. Did you get an email? Is there a delay?

Today there was a delay, then a bit later an email to say school was cancelled.

snowy day

I let them play wii for a while but then I insisted they get outside to play. We can make an igloo! A snowman! It’s too soft, they end up just shoveling stuff and writing in the snow. Making up games. Doing the things kids do.

I remember this.The bundling up, snow pants, moon boots, stretchy gloves. A burn on my cheeks, I can see my breath but it’s not time to go inside just yet.

I remember this. I hope they always do, too.

Stephanie is Mom to three boys & a baby girl in Valparaiso, IN and blogs daily at Adventures In Babywearing . Follow her on Twitter- she’s babysteph .

Filed under: parent. Tags: , .

Leave a Reply


Coming to your email inbox every Wednesday morning, "New Arrivals"  is your connection to the very latest parenting news and blogs, plus local events, destinations and resources.

Meet our Bloggers

Close To Home

Close To Home

Stephanie is a stay-at-home mom to three boys and a baby girl, but don't let that fool you. She'll keep you in style and in-the-know with this thing called parenthood. Even though none of us know what we're doing.

Food with a Dash of Fun

We've all gotta eat-might as well have some fun in the kitchen! Check here for recipes, cooking with kids, food finds, and more.

Father Knows Nothing

Rick Kaempfer's business card says author/writer/blogger, but his real job is "stay-at-home-dad."

Laptops to Countertops

Photographer and writer mom of two, Beth always brings a new twist to the suburban mundane.

Party of Two

Join newly married Julia, former single mom, as she and her daughter transition into the nuclear-family life.

Oh, the Places We Will Go

Experiencing the South Shore one little moment at a time