Austin has a small chance of snow later this week. As any good southern city should, things completely shut down around here when white stuff–in any quantity–lands on the ground. Sometimes this is fun and sweet and a bit like a mini-vacation… but if you think you aren’t likely to feel that way… start your engines now.

  • Go to the library and check out a couple of their kid DVDs,
  • Stock up on easy-to-prepare meals and healthy easy snacks
  • Plan a craft
  • Figure out an indoor physical game (wrestling, lava pit, mini trampoline)
  • Find your stash of chocolate, bottle of wine, or calgon–(whatever your thing is!)

If you work outside the home, also consider clearing at least part of your day… so that if schools really do close, you won’t feel as worried about what you are missing on top of everything else.

Good luck!