we set up camp in the family room, watched movies, made pizza, danced, played trains and ate marshmallows. but the very best part of the day was the 17 minutes we spent out in the blizzard. is there anything better than a snow day? even now, as the mom, the thrill of getting out of school makes me as giddy as ever. maybe a snow day isn't pure freedom, but it has always felt like it to me.