What do you do?

It’s coming.  The snow, that is. . . Or at least that’s what I’ve been told by every person that has air in their lungs.  The guy on the radio, the person on the t.v., my email homepage, my clients at work, my Facebook news feed, the guy at the gas station, and even Charlie gave me a full run down of the forecast. 

White death. . . Snowmageddon. . . An Event. . . The Situation. . . call it what you will. . .

It’s supposed to snow. . . a lot.  Ice, too.  Ice. . . Ugh. 

I’ve mentioned before that when it snows I become a snow-widow.  Chad disappears for a few days to rescue homeowners and business owners from the heavy white stuff, while we are left at home to fill the hours.

I’m not a big fan of snow.  Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s beautiful.  It’s just that it’s so incredibly cold.  Cold and I do not get along.  Seriously, after just a few minutes outside my lips turn an ugly blue color and my hands and feet become numb and have a sick waxy appearance.  It’s about that time that the shivering starts.  Not a simple vibration of the shoulders shivering, but an entire body shaking that mimics the dancing you’d find at the center of a disco dance floor.  And there may have been a time or two when the cold brought me to tears.  Nope, not a fan of snow.  I much prefer to view it from this angle. . .

Anyway, ice is never good.  Power loss for a few days in the warm summer months can be quite fun.  But in the middle of winter?  Not so much fun.  Chad was kind enough to set us up with plenty of candles and new flashlights to replace the 30 the kids have ruined.  We’re getting ready. . .

. . . but I have a problem.  I’m running out of ideas.  We’ve done painting, coloring, baking, games, cards, tea parties, tents, and on and on. . . my creative juices have hit a road block.  I’m looking for ideas for entertaining young kids on snowy days. 


I don’t plan to be outside for much longer than it will take to shovel the driveway.  So, I’m looking for indoor activities that might be fun, creative, and engaging for kids.  What did you do when you were young?  What did you or do you do with your kids?  If you don’t have kids, what kinds of activities would you plan if you did?

I’m desperate here. . . help?

  • Trophy Life - February 1, 2011 - 12:38 pm

    whoa!!! hold the phone…..(i have no ideas for you, by the way)…..you have to shovel your driveway??!!

    NOO!!! do we not see the irony of this at all?ReplyCancel

  • Sassytimes - February 1, 2011 - 12:38 pm

    I feel your pain. This winter seems so long already. We are going swimming in the bath today; with Kool-Aid. I mix colors together and have S guess what color they will turn the water. It's fun, educational and it doesn't ruin your tub. It also smells good. 😉

    You could do a groundhog day craft….like this:


  • Anonymous - February 1, 2011 - 4:01 pm

    I agree Summer I hate this cold too!!! I did send you a message on FB a blog site I found that has lots of ideas. That is why you should live here then you walk over:)!!ReplyCancel

  • Summer - February 1, 2011 - 4:34 pm

    @ TL. . . I knew YOU would be the one to catch the irony.

    @ST. . . thanks for the site! I found a few ideas on it. I love the koolaid idea!ReplyCancel

  • Charbelle - February 1, 2011 - 11:17 pm

    Hope y'all are having a good snow day!! Award for you on my blog!!ReplyCancel

  • mommathieszen - February 2, 2011 - 3:28 pm

    So, I know this is a tad late, but last year we shoveled some snow and brought it inside to our tub. Put the kids in their snow pants and gloves and let them play "in the snow" with the comforts of the indoor warmth. It was perfect! The kids had a blast, the clean up was nothing because the snow just melted in the tub, and they still got to enjoy the winter weather without being in the winter weather. Enjoy!ReplyCancel

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