But it's a SNOW DAY! The rules go out the window, right?
Yes, but it doesn't mean it's easy. For me.
I am sadly aware that my free time with my youngest is counting down. She'll be starting kindergarten in the fall. And that's great, but I remember when my older daughter started kindergarten, and I lost knowledge of her daily activities. I didn't know some of the friends she was asking for play dates with, I didn't know what stories she was reading during the day and I didn't know how much of her lunch she actually ate. It was a very strange feeling for me. The letting go was difficult. Knowing that this is coming again, I try to soak up every minute with her that I can. On days like this, I try to embrace their energy, not squelch it. I try to marvel at their creativity, not worry about the mess being created in the process.
But it's a difficult balance - the right amount of structure to the day mixed with the letting go of "rules". But I do realize that relaxing in PJs on the couch at 10am once in awhile is OK. And snuggling in with them on a day like today is setting the best example possible.