You wake up to an unexpected snow day. What's your first thought: "I have extra time to get stuff done at home", or "Let's relax and have some fun!"
Both. I have fun in the morning, relax in the afternoon, discover all this extra energy from relaxing all afternoon, and get stuff done in the evening.
I really haven't the slightest clue what I'd do. I've never in my life had a snow day. The closest I can think of is when work or school is cancelled because of an impending hurricane, and then I'm using that time to board up windows and maybe pack to go farther inland.
I've been trying to think of a better parallel, but there might not be anything comparable. Maybe some kind of temporary emergency that trapped you in your neighborhood, but didn't affect you otherwise. Being snowed in (briefly and infrequently!) at home can be fun. You just can't go anywhere.
I think I'd end up having to spend so much time keeping my kid from going stir crazy, nothing would get done, fun or otherwise. ;)
I forgot about the excess energy factor. When it happens here for a few days our neighbor across the street chases her three boys outside from dawn to dusk building snowmen, shoveling everybody's driveway, building igloos, etc, and still she's exhausted by the time school starts back up.
It depends on my mood. Today is fun day so I'm going with fun day. If I felt more productive than house cleaning and fixing things would be my priority.
Snow Day = Play Day. After I clear the driveway, but that's why I have a snow thrower. Less time working, more time playing.
Well, thanks, everyone for making me not feel guilty about the unproductive day I will have today. ;)
Doesn't seem to be much dispute on this topic!
No guilt. It is your day, your home and your life. Enjoy the moment and recharge. We aren't chiding you at all.
We keep the chore machine running each day. They will get done on a continuous basis. However, how often do you get an unexpected snow day? You have to make snowmen, shovel, do power slides in the snow and practice driving up the steepest slope you can find. Then you have to sled and fly a kite.
Woohoo time for more outdoor exercise.
What I WANT to do versus what I actually so is a whole different story...