Yeah, no school today!

Real Estate Agent with Broker Associate PenFed Realty 0496522

In the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex we have enjoyed a mild winter thus far.  Most days we can get away with a light jacket or sweater to keep us warm.  BUT NOT TODAY!  It has been raining since yesterday and the temperature is continuing to drop.  My children excitedly announced there would be no school today.  (I double checked, just in case).

So what do we do when there is a school closing?  Typically we bake and watch TV all day.  The kids shrugged when I suggested this.  I would love to get new suggestions on how to spend an 'ice day'.  (Cleaning out the closets didn't go over well either).

How long do you think it would take to clean out these closets?

This picture has nothing to do with this post.  I took it and I like it!

Comments (53)

Stephen Kappre
KW Hometown - Mantua, NJ
Helping You Home

My dream snow day  >>>>>

Well breakfast - chocolate chip pancakes.

Then about 4 hours of playing the Wii

Then the ultimate- tomato soup and grilled cheese for lunch.

Eventually i might even get out of my pajamas.

So how does one get off due to rain? - And I thought u Texans were so tough? :P

Jan 27, 2009 02:23 AM
Alisha Harrison
John L. Scott, Belfair - Belfair, WA
Allyn, Belfair and Hood Canal real estate expert!

I agree, playing Wii would be fun. Of course, I like the baking idea... and movies and popcorn. Pizza for dinner. Sounds like fun.

We are getting snow here... AGAIN... grrrrrr... I'd rather the sunshine we had yesterday! Oh well! ~A:)

Jan 27, 2009 02:33 AM
Mike Saunders
Retired - Athens, GA

Mel - personally, I prefer beer and a movie, however, with you and the kids enjoy puzzles, board games, dominoes?

Jan 27, 2009 02:43 AM
Goodbye Active Rain
Out of Real Estate

Great Pictures.  I would spend quality time with them and grow a stronger bond.

Jan 27, 2009 02:50 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Melody-Weather here is nasty too. Suppposed to be freezing rain. I know they are teenagers but what about having a picnic in the living room or family room with your chicken soup. Spread out a blanket, make it authentic as possible, or make pictures of your fav vacation destiny and hang them all around and have your picnic in a faraway place. Great photo's. Good luck. I got to make a run to the store myself. Have fun. :-)

Jan 27, 2009 03:11 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. can keep your ice days.  That is one thing with snow you can pile it up HIGH!  What are the jackets for ?

Jan 27, 2009 03:35 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Mel, enjoy the time away from normal things. I've been out and about already today and so far no crashing into guard rails. Stay safe and have fun.

Jan 27, 2009 04:32 AM
Jesse Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates - Fairbanks, AK

Did the close the schools because of snow or rain?  We don't close our schools here until it hits 70 below.  :)

Jan 27, 2009 04:49 AM
Stephen Kappre
KW Hometown - Mantua, NJ
Helping You Home

70 below huh? Thats one of the funniest things I have heard in a while. My father-in-law lived in Alaska for many years - I'm going to ask him too :)

Jan 27, 2009 05:03 AM
Stephen Kappre
KW Hometown - Mantua, NJ
Helping You Home

So Mel - considering that pic above, you were out taking pictures at 4:15 in the morning? Or was that the 6 months of darkness in Alaska?

Jan 27, 2009 05:04 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Mel, I have to laugh when I see a snow day post with a Texas guy don't know snow..It was -17 here this Morning and we are expecting between 1 to 2 feet on Wednesday, and They don't cancel school for that here.

Jan 27, 2009 06:19 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Mel,

Difficult for me to address your question because we didn't experience "ice" days. Having lived in Western New York we had "SNOW" days and there was always lot to do outside once the announcement came that School was closed.

As for the pictures you posted, WOW! I love them!

Wriet a follow up post to let us know how you filled in your children's Ice time.

Jan 27, 2009 06:44 AM
John Cannata
214-728-0449 - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

How did you get no school?  Aren't you in our area (Frisco, Colony, etc.)?  We had school today.  The kids were hoping for no school though.  We are having to skip basketball practice though.

Jan 27, 2009 07:28 AM
Tony Orefice
Wilkinson ERA/ - Concord, NC
Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC

Hi Melody,

When my kids are kept home unexpectedly, I let them do whatever they long as they don't bug me while I'm working (or on AR).

Jan 27, 2009 11:35 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Melody, 

When my kids  had snow days, we would stay in our P.J.s, eat... play games, Maybe do something creative like draw.

I guess you made it through the day... since I am stopping in late. I hope you had fun! 

Jan 27, 2009 01:02 PM
Jeremy Blanton
Myrtle Beach Homes Blog - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach REALTOR®-

if it is a snow day, you can always break out the wii and have some major bowling tournaments!

Jan 27, 2009 03:05 PM
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Look Kids ! ... Big Ben !!!!

..... havent seen a pic of that old clock from my homeland in a while :o)

We have a snow day coming tomorrow - my 7am network meeting was canceled in anticipation of 6-8 inches of the fluffy stuff ..


Jan 27, 2009 03:07 PM
Amanda Evans
DFW Living - Fort Worth, TX
Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas

Pajama day!  Our school district was in session yesterday but I declared "not taking any chances driving in this crap" day. My teen played his guitar and XBOX all day while I negotiated a February closing.

Jan 28, 2009 01:00 AM
Cristal Drake
Prudential California Realty - Fullerton, CA
Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate

Geez! No snow days for us! I wish we could have one, my little family might actually spend the day together!

Jan 30, 2009 01:08 AM
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Mel - so it's your turn for a little snow eh?  Hope you all had fun!

Jan 30, 2009 01:09 AM