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25 Things To Do When You Have A Two Hour Delay

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The dreaded two hour delay.  You whole day hasn’t gotten derailed, but the morning sure has.  Here are 25 things you can do when you are home with the kids for 2 extra hours in the morning.  You can stay productive and get some things done that you either haven’t thought of or have put off for too long.

  1. Make breakfast with your kids.
  2. Plan your child’s next birthday party.
  3. Download pictures off your camera to your computer.
  4. Update your holiday card list (and then throw out last year’s cards)
  5. Two loads of laundry
  6. Fold and put away 5 loads of laundry that are washed and dried but haven’t made their way back into the closets and dressers
  7. Strip all the beds and remake them.  The kids can definitely help with this one and it fosters team work trying to get that fitted sheet on the mattress.
  8. Clean out two drawers of your desk, kitchen or bedroom.
  9. Go through the spring/summer clothes and make your shopping list of items to replace or round out your wardrobe.
  10. Prep and load the slow cooker pot for dinner tonight.
  11. Meal plan for the upcoming week and create your grocery shopping list.
  12. Research vacation ideas (although your research may be clouded by the need to escape to somewhere warm)
  13. Do a workout at home.  Check out Fitness Blender  for free online videos.
  14. Create your training program for an upcoming race.  Hal Higdon’s website has training programs for 5k up to a marathon.
  15. Give yourself an at-home facial.  My personal favorite is Arbonne’s 3 step ultimate facial.
  16. Look ahead at your calendar and schedule your babysitters.
  17. Check calendar for upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, baby showers and shop online.
  18. Create your packing list for spring break
  19. Schedule your doctor, dental, eye doctor and mammogram appointments
  20. Call your parents, grandparents or a friend that you haven’t spoken to in a while.
  21. Write and send a thank you or thinking of you note to someone.
  22. Clean out your refrigerator.
  23. Go on www.abcya.com with your elementary school kids and play some educational games.  My kids are currently loving the geography ones in preparation for their upcoming school Geobee.
  24. Do your nails.
  25. Roll over and go back to sleep.   Or, just let the kids sleep in and enjoy the silence.

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6 Comments
  1. Love this list.. perfect to print and hang on the inside of a kitchen cabinet to be ready for that snow day!

    • Thanks so much! I love the idea of hanging it somewhere easy to see as a reminder.

  2. When something like this happens, it’s so easy to just squander the time. Having a list like this handy can make it productive and even enjoyable!

    • Thanks Janet! Many of the items on my list came from my and my employees experiences and ways we have found to be productive while trying to not pull our hair out on delay days.

  3. Great list of suggestions! Not gonna lie, I need a delay to clean my fridge! 😉

    • Perfect Sarah! Something to look forward to crossing off your list on the next delay.

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