The excitment level is high here in the house with six children. The schools announced their closing yesterday and I went into high gear to prepare.
*I laid out the snow clothes; six piles across the floor ready for everyone to get
*I checked tat everyone has boots that fit and those that dont will get the double pairs of wool socks with their sneakers. An old trick is the plastic bag between the two socks so the feet dont feel wet !
*I made sure to visit the local supermarket for marshmellows to float in all the hot chocolates.
I purchased large hot cups for the children and enough paper plates to use all day in the kitchen.
I also purchased an oversized bag of chicken nuggets, brocolli florets and french fries to be able to serve everyone if needed. (they wont go to waste in my house.)
*After Visiting Models and seeing every sled sold out I continued up third avenue into the 110-118th street looking for floration devises which I can blow up as sleds and successfully secured 4 of them (for about $8/00 each) giving me 7 sleds in total (three I had in storage)
*I sent an email out to about 5 friends in each persons grade(30 people) to advise them that we will be at CEDAR HILL at 9:30am and everyone is welcome back to our home after the sledding for lunch and a warm up playdate.
*I also reached out this morning to let people know that I have a lot of extra snow clothes
and if anyone wanted to come over early and pick some up, they would be in a large basket
by my door to share!
*Before I leave the house this morning I am covering the floors with old towels so when friends arrive there is enough places for wet clothes and I have nothing to worry about.
*I have laid out paper, crayons, glue, and arts and craft supplies across the dining room table on a tablecloth for the younger crowd to have a sit down craft to enjoy when I walk in the door and I am gonna be busy getting everyone undressed and redressed.
*I have made sure the ipod dock is ready for Good Feeling Music to be playing while we are
getting dressed and heading out the door !
*I have a college student who is off school too coming to help me with the 4 and 6 year old
as they might not be able to stay outside as long as the other children with the wind and snow.
This is important as I dont want to take away from the four other children the fun if the younger ones are ready to leave.
*I have a backpack pre-packed with extra gloves incase some of the waterproof ones I have
areant waterproof. I also have drinks and extra chap stick.
TIP: If your child doesnt want to wear something that you know he/she needs, let it go but bring it with you. Offer it to them when you think they need it and HOLD BACK saying I told you so,
you are the parent, you already know that!
TIP: There are not that many SNOW DAYS in New York City and here is your chance to make
this SNOW DAY a MEMORY that the children will never forget. PACK THE CAMERA in a zip lock bag, take tons of pictures , edit them , download then today, upload them into a photo book
auto fill them before you go to sleep and date the book FAMILY SNOW DAY FEB 10,2010
ENJOY AND MOST OF ALL, LAUGH WITH YOUR CHILDREN....THEY WANT TO LAUGH WITH YOU !