After “Christmas,” “Snow Day” may be the next most popular (and magical!) entry in the winter lexicon.
Sophie just got the news that school is canceled tomorrow. I loved the look on her face as she realized: I don’t need to finish my homework tonight! I get to play in the snow all day and drink hot chocolate while I watch cartoons! The unexpected has come true!
This morning Sophie woke up thinking she’d be staying home for sure, only to find out that school was on time and in session. So, the news tonight was extra sweet.
And though I know that snow can be a huge inconvenience in the grown up world, I still love it and love even the idea of a snow day. And we definitely have the snow to justify the hiatus. Sophie and I romped around the yard this evening to capture the lovliness:
To celebrate, one of my favorite wintery poems:
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.