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Do I have school?

A little news for you, there is a lot of winter madness outside.  My daughter’s first question every morning is
Do I have school?  It’s not about the snow anymore…but at first it was.

The first big snow fall-we thought that we had a pretty big pile.

Second big one..queen of the mountain games began.

Let's play, "Rescue the car"

Then ice showed up..

Mags, do you want to play the game, "See who scrapes the icy windows the best?"

Now it’s about how we can function indoors.  Since the 5 foot high piles of snow in our yard are covered by a thickening sheet of ice, we’ve had to retreat from the sledding hill (and most sidewalks for that matter) on these desparate-for-fun days off.

Snow days are exciting at first but too much of anything can ruin the fun.  (Coincidentally, that’s also why I’m not listening to our newest recordings for a while, I don’t want to ruin it by repetition.)

You can only do so many art projects.  So, here we are, making up snow day games at home:

Eat lunch in a box.

Play "Who can find the funniest (most obvious) hiding place."

Play, "Cook breakfast in bed for your dad."

And then a round of "Scrub the counters"

And finally, "Play music in the middle of getting dressed."

We’ve also made gigantic couch-houses and forts, done science experiments, had sleepovers and painted a million paper plates.  And there is always a continuous game of Annie going on. I’m pretty sure my new name is Miss Hannigan and I’m pretty sure my kids think Hard Knock Life is the best song ever…although after watching this (esp. at the 1:05 mark) I agree.

It’s not really a hard knock life for us but suggestions on what anyone else is doing to stay sane this winter are appreciated.

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