When I was a kid, I lived for snow days. I'd wake up early and race to the radio (KFDI AM in Wichita, KS was THE authority on school closings in south-central Kansas). Most of the time school was in session, but occasionally we'd have a snow day. A snow day was my ticket to hours of sledding and other winter fun -- snow forts, snow angels, snowballs, etc. Thawing out included hot chocolate, a warm bath, and sitting in front of the fire. Snow days made life grand.