The Power of a Snow Day

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Snow days with our mother Joan were always a special treat.  Most parents probably worried about safety or the traffic reports, but not our mom.  She’d come flying into our room more excited than any of the kids: “School is canceled today!  Yippeeee!!!” And then she’d suit up with us and go sledding.  She knew a snow day was like Christmas for us, and she might as well have been Santa.

-Bert and John Jacobs

This article is excerpted and adapted from the book Life is Good by Bert and John Jacobs, published by National Geographic on September 1, 2015. Copyright © 2015 The Life is Good Company.

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