By: Jennifer Murray

2 Hour Snow Delays vs. Snowman

I miss those warm early mornings under the covers when I heard my mom gently knock on my door, and tell me that I could go back to sleep for two more hours.  School was running on a 2 hour delay, which meant more sleep, extra time to cram for an exam, a cancelled early morning choir rehearsal, shortened classes without having to make the day up at the end of the year.  Oh how I miss these treasured gifts of an Indiana winter! 

There are no 2 hour delays in motherhood.  Instead sometimes we operate on an even earlier than planned schedule, when little boy’s’ internal alarm clocks go off prior to what you would prefer. The show must go on. Snow or shine.

But you know what motherhood has on the bygone days of 2 hour delays?

family picture with snowman 

A SNOWMAN!

building a snowman with boys

A cute one made with an old hat, mittens, sticks, rocks, and LOVE.

building frosty the snowman

Operation Build Frosty the Snowman complete. And even better than last year’s. And they’ve all grown a foot.  Even Frosty.

Snowman beats 2 Hour Delay by a nose.  A carrot rock nose.

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10 Responses to “2 Hour Snow Delays vs. Snowman”

  1. debbie
    January 13, 2011 at 8:12 am #

    Great post – brought back memories of my childhood in Colorado – nothing like unexpected snow days!!!

  2. AmazingGreis
    January 13, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    Love these pictures and that is the cutest snowman EVER! Oh how I wish we got good snow down here.

  3. Candice D.
    January 13, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    Your sons are so cute. I can’t imagine having 4, but you make it seen easy. Thanks for the great emails!

  4. Tracey
    January 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    Oh the sweetness!

    Mama’s are mama’s snow or shine!

  5. Shasta Walton
    January 13, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    So cute!

    I found your blog on CWO and wanted to invite you to join us in the forums if your interested. We are always looking for guest writers!

    http://www.forum.christianmommybloggers.com

    Hope to see you there!

  6. Miranda
    January 13, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    Aw, so sweet! Once they are old enough to to school, I’m sure you’ll miss moments like this. 🙂

  7. Kara
    January 13, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    That first paragraph is kinda like Deja vu for me on Tuesday! When your mom walks in to tell you to keep sleeping it’s the best feeling in the world! 🙂 2 hour delays are the best! And that snowman is adorable 😉

  8. Katherine Brown
    January 14, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    Very cute and very fun! How about cabin fever? In the Atlanta area, we have had no school for 5 days, and I haven’t been able to drive or leave my neighborhood since Sunday night…can’t get groceries, shop, or visit with others. However, it has made me grateful for a warm place to stay and food in my belly. It’s allowed my husband and I to have A LOT of quality time as we haven’t been able to leave our house except to go outside for a few minutes for days! We are hoping to venture out the afternoon when the temperatures will finally start to dethaw the ice on the road. I really miss the flat roads and snow plows of Indiana! 🙂

    God bless,

    Katherine

    • QuatroMama
      January 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

      Fun to hear from you, Katherine. Can’t believe you’ve been snowed in ALL WEEK. Unreal! Glad you are seeing the bright side of it, and getting some down time. Miss you!

  9. Sarah @ Frugal Fun for Boys
    January 14, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    Your boys are too cute in their matching coats! I hear you on the boys starting the day whether you’re ready or not! Thanks for the reminder to enjoy the blessings of this stage!

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