Yesterday was a snow-day for my boys. The first of the year for our school district. Last year we didn’t have any…. and we do live in northern-Ohio. So we do get snow! But as my brother-in-law so eloquently put it … “More Learning … less Snow-Angels” is the school’s motto 😉
So I admit I was kind of excited for them to enjoy their day off on Friday…
BUT by 10am, Friday, I was ready to ship them off to Antarctica.
So today … as it continued I announced if they couldn’t behave I would find some jobs for them. My 7 year old announced: “JOBS! I love jobs!” Who knew?! (I do hope he keeps the attitude when he is 13 :).)
So that is what we did. The 7 year old swept the kitchen floor and the 4 year old vacuummed the piles of dirt. (And I am embarrased to say there were piles.) They did it with a happy heart and all smiles!
The best part? (Yes, even better then the de-dirtified-floor) The bickering, wrestling, touching, STOPPED! Even when they were done. It was as if the “jobs” re-streamed their energy.
Then because they did such a good job, [Well, not really… Hubs and I had been planning it already but they don’t need to know that ;)] we went sledding as a family. Ah yes, I just KNOW Sunday is going to be a better day. Revitalized, ‘Re-streamed’ and Re-energized!