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Kids Flip, Jump, Wipe Out in Darien Snow

Wednesday was the first full day off from school that Darien kids have had, and they were taking full advantage of it at Town Hall by sledding down the hill, jumping into large piles of snow and pelting each other with snowballs.

"We've been playing outside all day. We built snow forts and snow tunnels out of what the plows leave on the side of the road," said Holm Roser.

The kids were psyched to be able to actually get time off to enjoy the winter weather . One snow storm occurred this winter while they were on Christmas break and another only gave them an early dismissal. Some of the kids were disappointed that they have to go back to class on Thursday, although Jackson Major said that he didn't want too many days off.

"I don't want to have to go to school in June," he said.

Last year the kids were stuck in school until the end of June after getting too many days off due to winter.

"It was all rain, we didn't even have any snow last year," said Matthew Freeman.

They were happy to get the news early on Tuesday that the there was no school on Wednesday. Many said that they got to stay up late and sleep in. The kids' parents may not have enjoyed the day off as much. Many of the children said that their dads had to work from home or take the day off after they were snowed in.

The parents' loss is the children's gain, however. While the adults may have been stuck in their homes working, the kids were busy one-upping each other on the best flips in the snow, jumps on their sleds, and total wipeouts.

What did your kids do during the day off from school? Were you stuck working from home as well? Share your winter stories in our comments below and on Facebook.

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