Why limit myself to one of the options? I thought. Why not try to do everything on that list?
First to check off: Make the kids do chores. Oh yes I did. And yes, I heard the complaints, "But it's a snow day!" As if it was a high holy holiday or something.
Second to check off: Watch the Disney Channel. After all that hard work, the kids were rewarded. I did not take this time to work or workout, but having dinner made before noon makes me feel like a badass.
Third to check off: Play in the snow. We all put on our snow pants and jackets--over our pajamas, of course. The Boy and I shoveled snow off the deck.
Fourth to check off: Snowshoeing. Here's how it went:
|I rented snowshoes for the kids. I spent the first 20 minutes of our one-hour rental getting them on.|
|They loved the first five minutes.|
|Here, .07 miles into the hike, I believe that maybe they will enjoy snowshoeing as much as I do.|
|Only one kid doesn't complain. She is standing, has brown hair, and isn't crossing her arms in protest.|
|I give up.|