Raindrops giving way to snowflakes.
Hot chocolate for after school snack.
Three girls + one mom = four books, four blankets.
Two episodes of Ruby Gloom on a weekday.
I love snow days even when the snow doesn't really amount to much. At bedtime last night, I thought there was no way school would be canceled today. I went to bed thankful for the snow afternoon described above, resigned to making the cold trip to take K to school this morning. When J finished his shower, I climbed out of bed, pulled on yoga pants and a sweatshirt and plodded downstairs. I looked out the window to confirm: no snow. Then I saw an e-mail that mentioned school was canceled today. Really?
I found the home phone (helpfully left on the charger well out of earshot from our bedroom). Yep. A call had come through. Checked the MNPS website? Confirmed. No school.
Instead of lamenting the fact that I was out of bed, when I could still be snuggled up with my current book, I told the girls they could have cereal for breakfast (normally a weekend treat). I made myself a cup of hot chocolate and sat down to read a friend's blog. Her post, conveniently enough, was about Valentine's crafts. So now I know what we'll be doing today (between books, recorded episodes of The Next Iron Chef, and a math lesson to keep us on track). We'll snuggle in, pull out the craft paper, the new stamp pad I bought last week, the scissors and the glue and play together for a while.
I love the unexpected gift of a snow day - even when I don't get snow to go along with it.
Here's hoping your day brings unexpected gifts and that you receive them with open hands and willing hearts.