Through the magic of Facebook, I was reminded this week about some updates made in years gone by about snow days. As near as I can tell I’ve written about them for six years. Now six years later the snow day is a little different.
It’s been a while since I wrote here – not that there’s nothing going on. Maybe its the opposite and too much is going on and getting to the end of the day and then writing just doesn’t happen. Today wasn’t too different, except during this snow day – I took time to think about the changes in six years.
Flashback to when the girls were 10 and eight. Snow days were much different. The day was very hands on. There was likely a trip to someone’s house (or having someone over), there was the juggle of trying to do work and keep the girls entertained and there was the sense that the day would never end.
Six years later the snow day is much different. Today really started last night after 14.5 finished her tennis. I dropped her at her friend’s house with a vague plan of how and when I would pick her up. 16.5 was home all day doing homework and working on prep for upcoming ACT and SAT tests.
I spent the day quietly working (I think I had eight calls and a constant email flow) and making a big pan of lasagna for the next couple of weeks. Completely hands off to my kids for the day – other than cutting off some lasagna for dinner.
Six years later, the snow day is really another day – it would be nice if the girls were at school, but we all went about it.