In the past 9 days, we've probably gotten 2.5' of snow. 20" one morning, then 6" here and 6" there. What's a couple of piles of snow between friends.
So the 20" snow storm basically caused all of MA to be home-bound for the day. It was good, the plows worked hard and we all stayed out of their way.
The next 6" happened while we were all at school / work. So besides having plenty to shovel, there was no impact to commuting or school schedules (I think they were forecasting a dusting).
Then today, they were forecasting another 5-8" and we probably got 6". Well, guess what? Alexis' bus didn't want to risk driving her to school in the snow storm (the normal commute could have been much much longer). So Alexis had a "take your daughter to work day with Mom and Dad".
Matt watched Alexis during the morning, she played with her toys, then she worked on his computer. (I'm curious if he'll ever find all of the settings that she changed).
Matt brought Alexis over to Philips for lunch and then she stayed with me for the afternoon.
Here is a great picture of Alexis pulling the "men" (as Jessica calls them) off of the file cabinet. It's magic! The men are magnetic (for those at home.... don't try this with just any ole set of toys... only the magnetic ones will work on the file cabinet). It was FUN! Alexis was entertained especially when she figured out that if she pulled them all off and threw them on the floor, I would pick them up. (We call that game "drop it"). It's more exhausting for moms and dads than the kids.
Then I asked Alexis to help me with my work, instead of just playing the whole time. I figured if she helped me with my work, we'd get done faster and she already knows her numbers and letters, I'm sure she would do a good job! This is what she did instead!
We'll be deducting this from her pay for sure! Sleeping on the job! Silly!
So this is how we spend our winters in MA. SNOW DAZE....