Why Moms Love Snow Days Too
Nemo, the poorly named blizzard, stormed into New England last week closing down highways, towns, Starbucks (gasp!), and schools. With snowfall predictions as high as 34 inches and threats of possible road closures, our home office quickly put in place plans for employees to work from home when possible.
I currently work from home two days a week. My home office and computer are already equipped for working remotely. So this shouldn’t be a problem, right? Except for one small detail…the kids.
First Olivia’s school was announced closed for Friday. Then, Owen’s center announced an early closing at 10:30 a.m. Typically when one of the kids (especially Olivia – age 6) is out of school, I can get in a full day of work with some extra hours after bedtime. But with two home at the same time I decided to call it. I was taking a snow “sick” day!
I rescheduled meetings. I put on my Out of Office notification. I shut down my computer. Rather than stressing about checking email and getting work done during lunch and naps, I was simply out for the day. And it was rejuvenating!
Rather than reviewing website content, I made Valentines.
My two hour commute turned into a peaceful snow walk with the kids.
And I like my co-workers but I love that I got to spend the day with him.
This working mom LOVES snow days! And I’m glad I took it off because the next day I was really sick – not fake sick.