Cabin Fever? With all the snow and snow days and now the kids home from vacation, you can feel a little overwhelmed. We have definitely had our share of snow and days where we feel we’ve been stuck in the house a little too much. But take heart, Spring is not that far away and it makes sense to try and capitalize on the coziness and quiet of a snowy day. Soon the warm weather will be here bringing with it more activity and crazy schedules.
Winter is a great time to reconnect with your kids and step back from the hectic schedules. Kids, of course, love the snow and have a great time playing in it. Try to take some time to spend time in the snow, When was the last time you made a snowman or a snow fort? This is a great time to try out snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. Just strap them on and get out to enjoy the beauty the snowy day affords. Just take a walk and listen to the quiet of the early evening. Sledding with the kids is always a fun time. Then it’s time to come in for snacks and hot chocolate.
You can also put a family movie in and spend time watching it together or take out a board game you haven’t seen in awhile. Put away the video games and i-pads and spend some quality time together. Curling up with a good book can also be a great way to spend a snowy afternoon.
For the brave of heart, there is always crafts to do with the kids. Buy some cheap canvases and paints and let them make a masterpiece or how about syrup and snowcones. If you run out of ideas, simply jump on Pinterest and you won’t believe all the ideas they have
Sometimes, we fret and complain about the large quantity of snow, but it’s all part of living in New England and sometimes it’s best to simply step back and enjoy the view. The beauty of an ordinary day should never be overlooked.
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This blog was originally published on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on February 17, 2015