Snow Day

We have implemented a semi-strict rule of no errands during homeschool hours. Semi-strict because no matter how strong my intentions, there are always exceptions.

Yesterday was an exception.

With blizzard conditions predicted for the next 24+ hours, we (like almost every other person in the state of Massachusetts) decided we better make a quick trip to the grocery store. So we worked on school in the morning and left for the store right after lunch.

Normally, when I have to run an errand with the kids during the school week, the kids will be asked by a store clerk or someone else why they are not in school. Jonah loves telling them, with a big smile on his face, that we homeschool. He’s picked up on the fact that having a flexible schedule is a perk of homeschooling.

But yesterday, the excitement about the coming storm seemed to have everyone in a mood of anticipation. So instead of asking why the kids were not in school, Jonah was asked if he was excited about having no school the next day.

“No,” Jonah bemoaned, with a slump of his shoulders. “We homeschool, so we can do school even when it snows.”

Scott and I, and the store clerk, had a good laugh over that.

“Of course,” Scott added, “they get beach days when it turns warmer.”

Yes, yes they do.

And in all fairness, we have worked on some school today, but they have also enjoyed some great time outside in the snow.


About Sarah

I love being wife to my sweetie, mama and teacher to my three wonderful children, and friend to people near and far. I love to express myself through words. I blog to connect with others and so that someday, hopefully, my kiddos will understand who their mama was...way back when.
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4 Responses to Snow Day

  1. Dad & Mom says:

    Hey! How good to see you back on the blog! We have such super grandkids! Study hard, then enjoy all that beautiful snow! And sometime we want to see some pictures!
    Love, Grandpa & Grandma

  2. Sounds like SO much fun! Drew and I were just talking about how much fun it is when a big snow storm comes. And how we’d probably be over at y’all’s place playing games. And then a bunch of us piling up together to eat a meal. Or going outside to build an *illegal* igloo or something like that… There’s never a reason for such adventures around here. We don’t even get hurricanes. 😦

    • Sarah says:

      Several times over the past couple days I’ve wished we could walk down the hall and invite you and Drew over to play games. The drifts on the edge of the parking lot are huge!! The kids are loving it.

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