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What is the best thing about a snow day (or an unexpected day off due to natural forces)?

I don't get snow days :P My boss would probably expect us to be there in a hurricane.

Talia, 23
Wilton
, CT   USA

I actually have enough time to finish all my reading for class.

Eric, 18
Beverly Hills
, CA  USA

The feeling that the routine has been broken and that anything can happen. It's the same feeling of playing hookie.

Felicia, 35
Lowell
, MA   USA

The best thing is I don't have to go to school! What could be better than that?

Dianne, 16
Oshawa, Ontario  CANADA

The best thing about a snow day, beside getting off work, is I get to relax. I relax, write, read, hang out with my animals, and not worry about stuff. Like, write my answer to the question how do you relax  (11/13/2000), and I do everything on Snow Days that I wrote in answer to that question.  Hey, that stuff works for me, it's my bag...

Mick, 30
Chicago
, IL   USA

I used to live in CO, and i absoulutely loved the blissful serene of falling snow. school would be cancelled, and the world world, all the hustle and bustle....just shut down....

Adrianne, 15
FL  USA

Unlike when I was a child (I hated to have to stay home from school) the best thing about a snow day is (let's hear it) A DAY OFF WORK!

Reba, 51
Rockville
, MD   USA

sleeping in!

Laura, 36
Lowell
, MA   USA

The best thing about a snow day, even they are very rare here, is sleeping in. It's great to look outside and see the snow and say I'm goin' back to bed. Since people in TX freak when it even rains, they have a heartattack when it snows and moving they're car in the slightest is not forseen. It's great!

Stephanie, 25
TX USA

The feeling of an unexpected and delightful gift.

Jill, 60
Saylorsburg
,
PA  USA

I think reconciling yourself to the limitations we all ultimately have over the natural forces. . .I oddly take comfort in this as I sleep an extra eight or nine hours. .

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles
, CA  USA

They're so rare now that I'm in college that they're like precious, precious gems. Sleep. Sleep is a good thing.

Karen, 21
Marshelltown/Ames
, IA  USA

The best thing is you're forced to relax. You're expecting another day of routine and you end up with a day when you don't know what's closd and what's open but it doesn't matter anyway because no one can see the road.

Alias Irrelevante

It's great just to chill and watch the snow fall. It always seems to make things quiet and serene. After shoveling snow, it's great to walk into a warm house and have some cocoa in dry clothes.

Janet, 42
E. Brunswick
, NJ  USA

If it's a snow day...sleeping in later and then playing in the snow. I'm a  big kid when it comes to snow and love to play in it!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City
, NJ  USA

Freedom! The day is not what you planned, so you can do all kinds of relaxing things, preferably in front of a fire.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

Feeling just a little bit like a kid again :)

Firelady, 23
Dallas
, TX   USA

Freedom from the tyranny of your supervisor! :)

Angela, 16
Aiken
, SC   USA

I guess the best thing about a snow day is you get a day off school or work. But it also gives me a feeling like I had as a child and the snow was 2 feet high. The good things we dressed warm and went out and made a snowman and then when we came in our mother would make home made donuts and hot chocolate.

Marci, 55
Diamond
, OH   USA

Staying in pjs and putting on the tube to see what the rest of the world is doing. A little break in any routine from time to time is good for everyone.

Fisch, 45
Preston
, CT   USA

Sleep!!!!!...and a respit from work:)

Sarah S., 17
Ithaca
, NY   USA

The wonderful feeling of relief you get after just waking up with the initial expectation that you are going to work or school. The relief is even stronger if you first woke up feeling great, thinking it to be the weekend, then felt down hearted when realising it was a weekday, then found out you had the day off anyway.

Naomi, 18
AUSTRALIA

Hmm... sleeping in late, freaking out, and then having your parents tell you it's a snow day.

Jeremy, 13
Highlands Ranch
, CO  USA

Ummm....No school?

A-Dog, 18
McMinnville
, OR  USA

It used to be that snow days were the best days ever. I can remember standing in the snow, early in the morning with my brother, waiting for the school bus, sleepy and cold, bundled up in layers of clothes and a big, stuffy coat, with my Strawberry Shortcake lunchbox dangling from my frozen fingers. And my brother, with his Dukes of Hazard lunchbox, and his finger in his nose. And all of a sudden, the door to our house opens, and our Mom sticks her head out the door and says with a smile, "They called off school! It's closed!" And we would jump around in the snow cheering and laughing. Then after playing in the snow for a little while, we went inside and Mom would make us hot chocolate. Then we would spend the rest of the day building snowmen, and sledding. God, those were the days. <Sigh>. Now, when it snows enough to call off the schools, I'm still outside scraping the ice off of my car windows, while my nose runs, and my hands go numb with cold, thinking "Am I going to be able to make it to work?" And the only way to find that out is to either try to make it, and get stuck, or try to make it, get there, and then get snowed in at work! Ahh! Well, we'll always have the memories.

Lisa J., 22
TN   USA

waking up extra-early, seeing your school's name on the television, laughing hysterically when you see that some of your other friends are going to school, going back to bed and waking up again at eleven, watching sleazy talk shows, and asking your friends at the other school how school was ;) snow days rock.

Karen2, 15
Boston
, MA   USA

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