I was staring at the TV at 5:30 A.M. just waiting for the announcement. Ten minutes later I was very excited we were out of school for the day. Fifteen minutes later I was back in my snuggly warm bed. I don’t care that it is still fall and the leaves are still on the trees. It doesn’t bother me a bit that we are going to have a cold and “horrible” winter. I LOVE the snow! I LOVE the day off with my kids! I LOVE the way the snow looks like lace draped across my trees in the backyard; the silence that is barely broken by my children’s feet crushing the snow. I love watching my children build a snowman, racing down a hill on a sled or cheering because we have an extra day together to hang out and just be a family. It all makes me the happiest mom and teacher in the world. Bring on the “horrible” winter and bring on the snow days! These are the moments that define childhood and will not be forgotten. I LOVE Them!!!!