The magic of the days leading up to Christmas were always filled with Christmas specials, baking, carols, and circling items in the Sears Wish Book. Oh…and snow! Snow has always been a wished for feature of my holiday season for as long as I can remember. Not because I ski or even like the cold, but the look of an untouched white cover over the grass and trees and the stop time that it causes, is really the best part of winter.
The best part because we lived on a country road growing up and a snow plow usually took a while to come through. Looking out the window this meant that no one could go anywhere. Mom would be home with us. We’d bake cookies and maybe go outside later for sledding or a snow man, but mostly we’d be cozy in our house and time would just stop and we’d be free to stop with it.
That’s why I wear my pajamas backwards and put spoons by the window every once in a while…snow days are magical.