We had a conflict of interests this morning. Kiddo wanted to play in the first snow of the year (sans pants), Baby wanted to sleep in, Mommy wanted to take a shower (solo) and curl up with some tea on the couch.
So we got out my daytime parenting partner: the activity tray.
I love this thing. It is really just an oversized cookie sheet. But I swear I use it nearly every day. I just wandered out on the deck in my slippers, scooped up some snow, tossed in a few trucks and animals for good measure, and bam. We have enough playtime fun for mommy to shower.
Happy snow days to you!