Snow Day? S’noooo Problem!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Derby. That was the name of the winter storm that hit the northeast section of the U.S. on Wednesday. Smack-dab in the middle of the week. Here in New England that meant anywhere from six to 10 inches of snow and all the icy, slushy mess that comes with it.

We got an early morning robocall from the mayor informing us that schools would be closed, garbage collection and parking suspended, and that non-essential workers should seriously consider staying home. Weather reports were telling us from the start of the week that it would probably be a snow day, so we had already called it: our son would stay home. And my husband, who typically drops The Youngster off at school on his way into the office, stayed home too.

And me? I work from home, so the whole “snow day” thing is lost on me. It usually means “Welp, you’re not getting any of that done today, woman” day.


But this time was different. My husband asked to sleep in a little that morning, because he also offered to be the Director of Child Entertainment, Question-Answering, Juice Box-Opening, and Free Play for the day. And that he was. I watched the storm build and settle all from my windows, never once setting a boot outside.

I was actually able to get a good chunk of work done in my home office — with a glorious, impromptu break in the afternoon to cuddle up under the covers in my son’s twin bed with him and read three Curious George books. How you like me now, work-life balance?

Seriously, though, I remain ever grateful for a loving, thoughtful partner in this parenthood thing. And this post is just a big, public thank-you to my man for holding it down and having my back.

How was YOUR snow day? Listen, if you live in some sun soaked part of the world/country, be kind and just lie. Tell us that you spent your Wednesday mowing very tall grass or something … please?


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    Colleen Tull says:

    I am so jealous of your snow! I know, I know, the grass is always greener (or whiter, in this case). But the two inches we had last week only made me want more so we could have more sledding and snuggling and hot chocolate!

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      Ms. Mary Mack says:

      Oh, right! The Atlanta storm. Crazy. Glad you enjoyed a taste of winter proper. Don’t be jeallz. Nothing to see here. Keep it movin’, lady. Ha!