I don't hide my disdain for snowy days. However, I can honestly say that today was great! The kids were in and out of the snow all day long. They had a partner in crime, Lizzy, who is the coolest little tomboy-of-a-girl. Somehow, adding a girl in the mix made everything better. I love boys. I do. But Lizzy balanced everything out. Things never got out of hand, the boys exercised a measure of self-restraint because she's a girl (and they're still on somewhat shaky ground with female peers), and they went from one activity to another: puzzles, snow, bead necklaces, snow, hot chocolate, snow, coloring, snow, hide-and-seek, snow. And I didn't even mind the mess--and it was a mess--which means the nostalgia-factor must have kicked in.