Now they mean making sure you have food, milk and snacks. Make sure that the kids have enough books, shows and crafts to do. All your electronics are charged and outdoor play equipment is clean and ready. As a kid I loved the snow, I grew up in a house on a hill, our property had two majors dips and attracted the entire neighborhood with building jumps, luge tracks and crossing the road at the bottom for the final jump, this meant kids standing guard with snowballs for the plows coming through, we thought we could stop them. Then as a teenager snow meant getting dropped off at the local ski mountain and spending hours snowboarding until the lifts closed. That's where I met Tim, the winter of 9th grade in 1999.
Now I dread when the kids want to go out, dressing in all the gear, shleping outside and then the clean up once they get back inside. They enjoy it though, sleigh riding, building snowmen and "mouse houses", not sure where that one came from but it's Jack's thing. So I do it, take pictures and videos because they want to watch them when we get back inside over and over. It is cute, last year we bought the kids a Burton Snowboard set up, helmets and goggles too. We haven't made it to a mountain yet (they did start ice skating lessons), but our little hill is perfect for them.
This after we take care of digging out the cars, making paths for the dogs to get outside, driveway and walkway shoveling. You know the responsible things we have to do. That's my full cycle of snow: snow fun, snow responsibility, my kids' snow fun and more "adult" responsibility.
Happy Snow Day!