First Snow Day

Today Eddie and I are home for our very first snow day of the 2014-15 school year.

This is sort of a big deal because it’s only November 18 and there is over a foot of snow out there…and it’s still coming down. It’s also cool because my school district doesn’t close very often (we are an urban district with city roads that are very well plowed), but Eddie’s closes more frequently (his has a ton of rural roads). So the fact that we have today off together is pretty neat.

When I got the call just before 5:30am that my school was closed, I just figured Eddie’s was closed too. He is not a sleeper-in-er, so I figured this would mean when Cortney and Charlie left around 7am, I would need to get up.

Not so. Eddie was content to snuggle on the couch with the tablet and TV until almost 9am! He came into my room, slid into his daddy’s spot in bed, and put his face close to mine, “Mom? Hi. It’s a snow day! ย Can you make me some breakfast?”

And thus started our day.

We watched some TV and had some breakfast.

I did some random things around the house that were bugging me (full sink of dishes, towels needing folding, etc) and Eddie decided it was a good day to put a major dent in his weekly homework.

Seriously. He decided this on his own!

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After he was done with homework, he got out his crayons and paper and the stapler and made a book. He also read all the Kindergarten sight words to me while I worked next to him. Then he went on to the first grade ones.

We had some lunch and discussed the awesomeness of carrots with ranch dressing.

We read some books.

Now he is watching Frosty the Snowman because it’s fitting and I am thinking about taking a shower…or lying on the couch with a book.

This day was a lovely little blessing.


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Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Snow days… I just can’t even fathom! It was 75 here today.

    Glad you got to spend the day together though. {:

  2. Aw, sounds like bliss!

  3. This sounds lovely. Something, we in Florida unfortunately do not experience. We get the occasional flood day because our school is in a flood zone and then of course there are those dreaded hurricane days which are no fun. I love that Eddie makes his own books. My youngest who is in KG does the same thing. I love the stories that she writes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Holy cow, look at all that snow. Yikes! Sounds like the perfect day, though.

  5. I’m thankful because Duffy is now working in a school district . . . while it’s not the same school district as my kids, it’s *likely* that she’ll have snow days when the kids have snow days. Which is one of the biggest fears that I’ve had as my kids approach school age.

    That snow day, though it’s bullshit that you’re dealing with a snow day in November, sounds like a blessing. Truly, it’s great that you had such a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. aww! i can’t wait for snow days when my girl is a bit bigger!