15 or so inches of SNOW! What do YOU do on SNOW DAYS? Or what WOULD you DO?

United States
October 29, 2009 1:50pm CST
So we have been hit with over 15 inches of snow in 24 hours. TWO Snow Days from school in a row.. We've played in it. Made pancakes, cakes, chicken noodle soup, hot chocolate We've played Monopoly, watched movies and chased the cat (And thrown him into a snow drift or 2 just for fun! Don't freak... he's an outside cat and jumps in the snow himself.) My question: What does YOUR family do on snow days? If you live where there is no snow, what would you do for TWO days not being able to get out of your driveway! Let's P*L*A*Y!!!!
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@chookie1971 (2278)
• Australia
31 Oct 09
Where I live, I don't get snow. Where I live, it is getting hotter. Where I live I am always able to get out of the driveway. You lot are making me jealous. I never get snowed in. Oh well, that is what you get when you live in Australia. lol
@ElicBxn (59425)
• United States
31 Oct 09
Honestly, it takes a lot less than 15 inches to get a snow day in these parts. Since about the only way it sticks to the streets here is to first lay down a bed of ice, I've been stuck at home a few times with ice and snow, and with only a few inches, but the people around here are lunatics when there's ice on the roads! I think I'm a pretty safe driver, but I won't go out because of the idiots who think when the roads are wet, you need to speed up and when there's ice on the roads, you have to step on your brakes!
@dorannmwin (36609)
• United States
30 Oct 09
The last time that we had a sizable amount of snow here, we took the children sledding for the first time in their lives. Our daughter was five-years-old at the time and our son was just over a year old. They loved it and I loved the pictures that I got of them on the hill. I also really enjoy to just take the kids outside and let them play in the snow while I take pictures of them. One other thing that we really like to do when we have snow days is to make snow cream. It is a great treat and something that makes the kids, and myself, very happy.
@peavey (14932)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I do pretty much the same as I do every day. I work at home so it's easy for me, but I never understood why there is a problem with being at home. When I was raising kids, we stayed at home because we homeschooled. I would cook, we'd eat and the kids would go play when we weren't schooling. As a family, we worked on jigsaw puzzles or played games, read books, went for walks, sat around and talked. Even though we were snowed in several times during that time, I don't remember there ever being a time when we were looking for something to do. It just came naturally. Kids had snowball fights, made snowmen and snow angels, played fox and geese, and just played in the snow.
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
Hi! we live in a country where there is no snow. So if ever it will snow for two days i will take the opportunity to play with it. Its okay if i cannot go out, anyway, its for two days only.
• Italy
30 Oct 09
Wow!! 15 inches in just October!! I think I'd take the time to spend more time here, cooking, maybe cook and freeze as I love having things ready when I get home from work, maybe also do some chores as I'm always behind with them, but since there's so much snow, why not to play too? Snowball fights!!
• Canada
30 Oct 09
Hm, trapped in the house for two days? I'd pretty much do the same thing as if I wasn't trapped inside the house: play video games, watch shows online, and do other stuff on the computer. Yeah, I'm not really the kind of person who likes to go out all the time, so being stuck in the house for two whole days is nothing. My brothers are the same as me. As for my parents... hm, I'm not really sure. If my mom can't go to work that day, I'd guess she'd either spend the majority of the day glued to the TV or do some organizing around the house (you won't believe the mess she makes at our house). For my dad, I'd guess he'd just spend the day watching movies or TV. He might ask if anyone of us would like to play a board game. But, you know, even though there's like 15 inches of snow, I'd say there's a high chance that my parents would ask me and my brothers to still try and shovel the driveway.
@GemmaR (8527)
30 Oct 09
I don't mean to sound boring, but I'd rather sit inside with a hot chocolate than be freezing cold playing in the snow! I don't have children, I guess if I did things would be a lot different. I am at university, and I doubt that lectures would be cancelled because of the snow anyway, because everyone lives on campus there would be hardly anyone who couldn't make it into university. I remember when I was about 5 there was very heavy snow, and we were allowed three days home from school, and I just played in it for the whole time, it was amazing!
@vincyk (198)
• China
30 Oct 09
On snow days i always stay at home and watching TV or reading a book for i thought it's warmful to do this kind of things.Ther colder the outside,the warmer the insider is in contrast with.I love the feeling of stay in a very warm place juring the cold weathers.It interesting and have a lot of fun of course i have called some friends go out and playing in the heavy snow world.But it happens only once or two.I am a lazy bone
@Hatley (130379)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Oct 09
hi bearballew we dont have any snow here, sadly but gladly too as I left South Dakota to come to California. so we don't know what we would do , probably stay inside, make cocoa and have some chocolate and play monopoly and scrabble and I would just get on the internet myself.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I saw that on the news....Colorado? YIKES...it's heading for US! I hate snow! lol It's fun when you're young, not when you could break a hip on the driveway. I'll stay inside and warm up the chocolate...and dry the mittens for everyone.
@Philbo (579)
• Canada
29 Oct 09
If the snow conditions are right, we build snowmen and snow forts. We might challenge someone else to a good old fashioned snowball fight. When we're all played out we go in for hot chocolate.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10425)
• United States
29 Oct 09
Ohhh, I love the first big snowfalls of the year, and we haven't gotten ours yet. I associate snow days with a slow-down in the hectic pace of life. It's a time when things can be put on hold with no guilt, a time to do cozy indoor things with family, or go outside and embrace that weather, walk in it, build a snowman...lovely things like that! Karen
@dlr297 (4673)
• United States
29 Oct 09
I remember those days before we moved here to Tennessee. I am so glad that we do not get it here like that. I do not like the cold at all. I think that you have mentioned just about everything that we did when we could not get out. Hopefully it lets up and you can get out again soon.
@greenline (14868)
• Canada
29 Oct 09
If at all possible, I would just stay home and keep occupied online, while listening to songs like "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow !". That is a way of tolerating the snow. If not possible to stay home, then I have to go our ofcourse. I mean to work. Wearing very warm clothes, driving very varefully, and walking slowly ! Let it snow !! Ha ha !
@kykidd (6825)
• United States
29 Oct 09
When we were kids, we used to get snow days. Of course, we rarely got that much snow. It was just that we lived in the mountains and if it snowed just a little bit, the town pretty much closed down. That was because on the curvy mountain roads it was too risky for anyone to get out and go anywhere. I would usually play Monopoly with my brother and sisters. Or sometimes my neighbors would come over and play the game with us. It is funny that game is still popular after all of these years. I was never the best at it. Maybe it was because I was the youngest of the kids, maybe it just wasn't my game. We also had a number of other games. As a gift each year for Christmas most people usually just got us kids a game, so we had more than a 6 foot shelf completely full. My oldest sister still has all of those games, plus more to this day. We would also go sledding. It was really fun with all of those hills. We usually used a rutter sled. My friend and I had the fastest because we always took such good care of ours. We would sand down the rutters and soap them down. That was the most fun. If there was too much snow to sled, then we would jump on a big innertube from a coal truck tire. You would be surprised how many people we could pile on one of those tires. It was great!
@UK_Shree (3604)
29 Oct 09
I really do love it when it snows and unfortunately it doesn't snow so often in the UK. Last winter however it was brilliant because we had one of the heaviest snowfalls we have had in 20 years. It was so much fun - we played, made a snowman, watched lots of movies indoors and generally enjoyed one another's company. It feels really cosy when it is snowing outside.
@doormouse (4619)
29 Oct 09
i'd let the kids go out and play for as long as they wanted,then i'd turn up the heating and sit by the window and watch them play