Let it snow

It’s 7am on a Monday morning. Like everyone else, you hate Monday mornings. You slowly get out of bed, look out the window and then rub your eyes and look again just to make sure that you aren’t dreaming. You see the soft, beautifully white snow covering the ground, the houses, the cars…everything is buried in snow! Your day just got a whole lot better.

Schools are closed, kids are ecstatic and their parents are taking the day off for some family fun. It doesn’t get much better than this. If you are lucky to live in an area that experiences the occasional snow day, here a a few pointers to help you make the most of it.

Go wild with your imagination. On a snow day, everybody gets to play with the child within. Build a snowman, make snow angels, build a fort and have a massive snowball fight with your neighbors. If it’s fun and somewhat safe, don’t hesitate, go out and enjoy!

Stick to the snow day menu

What’s on the menu you ask?

Hot chocolate with mini marshmallows.  Your favorite soup. A pot roast. Cheese fondue.

Basically, any meal that’s hot and heavy is snow-day appropriate. Forget about counting calories or skipping out on carbs because on a snow day, just like schools, all diets are off!

There’s a snowy sport for everyone. In order to really make the most of your day, you have to participate in some sporting activities. You can meet up with your buddies for a game of football in the snow, or you can grab your skates and go ice-skating on the frozen pond. You can go skiing, snowboarding or even sledding. Just make sure to get that adrenaline going, heart pumping and blood flowing – it’s also the key to keeping warm.

Cuddle. It can be with your wife, your kids or your dog. Relax on the couch under the covers with and watch a movie, read a book, play a game or just stare at the fireplace. Any experience is a good one if you have your cuddle buddy next to you.

So the next time you wake up to a white winter wonderland, remember these tips to help take the day to the max. As the great Dean Martin would say, “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”

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