It’s snowing today. Again. I thought we were done with this nonsense, but apparently not. And though it took me an hour to get to work today when it usually takes me twenty minutes, there have been no closings or delays; not school, not work, not the government. There are no more snow days left. Suck it up.
It did put me in mind of our last snow day – or days, as it was. There was a snow day on a Thursday, followed by our school unexpectedly closing on Friday because the parking lot had not been plowed of the foot of snow and no one could reach the building, followed by the weekend, followed by President’s Day. Five days home with you guys. FIVE.
By day five it was an asylum-situation. The inmates were restless. The wardens were restless.
On that fifth day my husband merrily packed up for work, kissed me goodbye, and said, “Have fun!” Then laughed his way to his car. Jerkface.
I was desperate. I trolled Pinterest for things to occupy preschoolers that we hadn’t already tried. A list of things we had already done: baked (incessantly), sledding, built a snowman, s’mores, coloring, puzzles (soooo many), board games, TV (too much), indoor Olympics, making ships/cars/dens out of cardboard boxes, playing with the dog, dress up, manicures, tub time, running in circles – you name it. We had done it.
I sent the call out to Facebook and got back all of the above, plus this:
The Indoor Obstacle Course
Similar to our indoor Olympics, but only one “event” and more running. Anything to burn off that extra energy!
Added bonus: we also enjoyed pulling up all the tape when we were done and making a big’ole tape ball 😉