As I looked out the back window on a beautiful sunny day this past winter break, I told my kids that the groundhog must have been mistaken. With another day of 40-plus-degree weather, I was sure that winter was nearly over. Boy was I wrong! BOOM! We were hit with a nice weekend blizzard just to remind us what North Country winters are all about. So here I was, once again, bundled up and shoveling. When I came back in what did I find? My two (less than motivated) kids plugged in and tuned out - completely oblivious to the world around them. In fact, they were still in their pajamas and it was nearly 1pm.
I remember back in my day, when cartoons were only available before school and on Saturdays. Saturday cartoons were a luxury to be enjoyed only after we did all our weekend chores. I hated weekend chores. I suppose that is why I never imposed that ritual on my own children. But, having an all day pajama party completely glued to the television is not what I call a positive solution to a snowy day.