As this, the first of what will likely be several winter weather “events” this season, comes to an overdue end, I find myself already thinking about the next one. How will we prepare? What will we do differently? What was fun about this one that we have to be sure and add to the “Snow Day To Do List” again?
And that’s where you come in. You! You endlessly patient, brilliantly creative Moms who either endured these six days with me here in Northwest Arkansas or have experienced your own winter weather in your own corner of the world. I want to hear from you!
What did your kids love doing during these days off? How did you spend your time? It can be a craft, a food, a book, a movie, an indoor activity, a snow activity, a family tradition, something technology-driven — anything! Did you blog about it? Post the link and I’ll share it out. I’ve created a Pinterest board to capture everything, too.
What went wrong that you’ll fix for next time? Did you run out of a favorite snack? Underestimate the weather and make plans at the height of the madness? Those lessons might help someone, too.Our Snow Day Favorites:
- Beef Stew. Our FAVORITE snow day meal. My recipe is here –> Crock-Pot Beef Stew Recipe.
- Our tradition of Family Photos in the Snow. Simple, simple, simple. We snap a pic during the first snowfall each year. It’s a thing, and I love looking back at the pictures as Colt gets older.
- Stock the pantry with a few snow day “basics” so we don’t have to remember them in the mad dash to Walmart with the rest of the panickers. For gosh sakes, we got in from playing in the snow Friday to discover I had no hot cocoa! FAIL.
- Don’t assume the coat and gloves that were a little big on him the last few years will fit THIS YEAR. Have this revelation BEFORE it snows.
Ok, your turn. Go!