Since many of my friends in northern climes have possibly forgotten what a Snow Day is, I give you this.
From Jack, Auggie's friend, in the amazing book WONDER by P.J. Palacio.
"...waking up to a snow day is just about my favorite thing in the world. I love that feeling when you first open your eyes in the morning and you don't even know why everything seems different than usual.Then it hits you: Everything is quiet. No cars honking. No buses going down the street. Then you run over to the window, and outside everything is covered in white: the sidewalks, the trees, the cars on the street, your windowpanes. And when that happens on a school day and you find out your school is closed, well I don't care how old I get: I'm always going to think that that's the best feeling in the world. And I'm never going to be one of those grown-ups that use an umbrella when it's snowing --ever."
Loving the book, by the way.
Oh, and I just read that it's being marketed as a crossover into the adult book market. So it's not just for kids. And it's very, very good.