If your kids have the day off for snow – I’m sure they’re excited. I bet they could hardly wait to see the “School’s closed!” report. I bet they danced around singing, “We don’t have schoo–ool! We don’t have schoo–ool!”
I bet they are bugging you about playing in the snow (if they haven’t already) and figuring out a snowman design. Maybe they found the sled and have it waiting by the door.
My girls, however, have mixed emotions.
They are bouncing off the walls at the thought of breaking out the sled and spending the day in the white stuff. They are excited about donning their snow clothes and making angels. They are elated about seeing mom do the same thing! 🙂
But they can’t sing the “We don’t have schoo–ool! We don’t have schoo–ool!” song.
And they are none to happy about it!
Yes, I’m the mean homeschool mama who makes them do schoolwork when it’s snowing.
There is no reason NOT to do schoolwork! We don’t have to rely on a bus or carpool. We don’t even have to leave the house! (HOMEschool…yep.)
I know it seems mean, but there is a method to my madness.
They still get to go outside and play. They still get to sled. They still get to make snow angels. BUT…
They also still get to do math, language arts, science, reading, history, and anything else on their school schedule.
If we take today as a “snow day”, then we have to make it up on a “non-snow” day. Why would I want to do that? I don’t.
If you homeschool, I’d love to hear what you do on days like this. Maybe I’m the only one who tortures my kids with schoolwork. If I am, DON’T tell my kids, please.
And if you don’t homeschool, I’d love to hear what you do on snow days. If you have snow day activities, share. I’m always up for good ideas!
I better go. I have some kiddos planning a snowman design without me.