Funnily enough, we've had quite a few of these in the past week. But the snow days of the 2000s bear no resemblance to those of my childhood. Today, we have this way of connecting everywhere so that a snow day is actually a work from home day for a lot of adults. No more playing with the kids, watching movies, making cookies or actually playing in the snow. Nope. Computers and tablets and smart phones keep us connected to our offices so that we can work.
I'm not saying it's a bad thing but today while walking my dogs, I noticed how few kids were outside playing in what was actual snow here in NC. In my younger days we would have been outside for a couple of hours, throwing snowballs, making snow angels and just hanging out in the snow. Later we would have gone to someone's house and warmed up with hot drinks and movies but for sure we would have been outside for most of the day on a day like today. I thought today's snow event was pretty. I actually wished I had someone to go out and play in the snow with.
Now, for those of us without children, working from home could be a cool idea. Stay at home and work with no makeup on, in your pjs or your sweatpants and sweatshirts. But I do have dogs. And when I am home on a computer all day long, not sitting with them, they don't understand. So my snow days involve working at home with barking dogs. And when they jump down from the couch that's my cue to stop whatever I am doing to take them outside to do their business. It's almost more stressful to be home than it is to be at work. LOL.
Eventually, they settled down and stayed quiet while I was on my conference call. I took the laptop to the couch so that I could sit between them and they curled up and slept. Maybe it wasn't so bad after all.
But still, I would have had more fun if it had been an actual snow day.