The snow cancelled basketball. The girls stayed in pajamas. I shoveled the driveway. It was one of those relaxing snowy Saturdays when you eat too much, we made sugar cookies, and you get the chance to spend serious family time. We had a great moment at the dinner table where we all were laughing so hard we were crying.
We read stories; a few of us took naps (yes, I was one of them). But technology allowed us to do some creative things.
My oldest son wrote the following song, “There ain’t room for both of us” as a Christmas gift for his grandparents. There ain’t no room for the both of us
He is learning to play the clarinet. If you remember a past blog (“Miles Davis: So What”) you will recognize the similarities of the beginning of his song.
This day gave my other son the chance to make his first Lego movie, “ARC Troopers: Ambushed”
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I helped with technical parts, but he was the director and producer. He had the script done, a staging map for the Lego men, and ideas for the sound effects.
These projects are not earth shattering, but allowed my sons to pursue things they are interested in or working on. This day gave us the opportunity to build memories that we can experience for along time.
I can’t wait for the next snow day…