Ah, remember when snow days were fun? Like when you were a kid and didn't have to go to school and got to go sledding with your friends and someone would make you a grilled cheese for lunch? Or in college, getting to skip class and start day drinking and watching bad reality TV all day? When you have kids, all of that sort of goes out the door, and these 2017 blizzard parenting tweets prove it.
Snow days are tough enough if you're a parent who's also home from work or can't find other childcare. It's almost worse if you're a stay at home mom or a parent who works from home and usually enjoys the long, blissful hours when you're children and partner are out of the house.
We all love our children and our families. Of course we do. But that doesn't have to mean that you like being stuck inside the house with them for a few days with literally no escape, since everything else, like the movie theater and the mall (heck, we'd even go to Chuck E Cheese at this point), is already closed. There is no peace. But with a sense of humor, an internet connection, and a lot (a LOT) of wine, you can survive. It's all about solidarity.
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... Even these parents, who failed to impress their toddler the last time there was a big snow day:
Winter Storm Stella is supposed to start Monday night and drop over a foot of snow from Maine to Pennsylvania before it lets up. There will likely also be some heavy snowfall throughout in the Midwest. Stella is not letting parents and schools off easy. What's worse is that it's a nor'easter (it's better if you say that in an old-timey voice), which means crazy strong winds and also intermittent thunderstorms between the snow. I hate to break it you, but that means a chance of major power outages.
Before you blow that off, remember that in 2013, there was a similar storm that left hundreds of thousands of people without power for days just in Massachussetts. So if you're stocking up on wine and cookie dough ingredients, you might want to make sure you have extra batteries for flashlights and external chargers for your computers and tablets because a day or two snowed in with the kids is one thing. A day home with the kids and no Netflix or those Paw Patrol episodes you purchased on iTunes? I shudder at the thought.
Look on the bright side: stock up on plenty of books and board games, and figure out to make "The Quiet Game" sound really, really fun, and this may just be the day off everyone needed to bond as a family. Either way, parents of the Northeast: You will survive. And if you barely scrape by with your sanity intact? At least you'll rest easy knowing that we on Twitter are incredibly excited about all of your misery memes.