Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council of experts and smart moms take your questions, give advice and share solutions.
So grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation today with this topic:
Question: What do you do/did you do with your child when they have/had a snow day from school?
Moms Council member Dawn Wanner had this to say:
“My kids aren’t old enough for school, but we still have fun in the snow. After the last storm, the piles of snow in our apartment building’s parking lot were really high. When we were done trying to build a snowman, I took my three-and-a-half-year-old to the snow pile and he climbed all the way to the very top. He threw his hands into the air and shouted ‘I’m the king of the world.’ He got a really big kick out of that.”
Mom’s Councilmember MJ Czerpak lived through the blizzard of 1996 with her then-18-month-old son. This is how the two spent their time:
“I sawed down an old wooden squash racquet, blew up a bunch of balloons, and with the archway between the living room and dining room as the net, I taught him how to play tennis. We had a dollar store, suction cup b-ball net. We played basketball with Nerf b-ball. We watched an unfortunate amount of Barney videos. I understand that, with the help of electroshock therapy, I may, someday, forget the lyrics of ‘I love you, you love me, we're a happy family.’”