Families across southeast Wisconsin keep busy at home during an 'ice day'

NOW: Families across southeast Wisconsin keep busy at home during an ’ice day’

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Schools across southeast Wisconsin were closed because of inclement weather on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Many parents worked from home while trying to keep their kids busy. That's a talent Laura Temke and her husband have become good at over the last two years.

"It's only 1:15 [p.m.]. It feels like 5 o' clock," said Laura Temke in Wauwatosa.

A snow day with no snow kept her kids away from sledding hills. Sleet and rain kept them out of parks. 

"So we're going to play games," said Temke. "And hopefully mommy will get some work done." 

Temke's daughter, 9-year-old Hailey, and son, 6-year-old Austin,  prefer Candyland and Monopoly Jr. 

"And stare out the window," added Hailey. "I wish we could go outside but it's too icy, and I would probably fall."

Mary Jo Schicker had a full house with school out. It also happened to be her daughter's third birthday. 

"I was going to take them to breakfast," said Schicker. "That wasn't happening. So guess what? We had cupcakes for breakfast."

It was a welcomed ice day at home for 3-year-old Maleigha. She got to spend it with her neighbor and big sister since school was closed for the day. 

In West Bend, Amanda Corey and her son, Tucker made it a point not to salt the sidewalk. 

"It's really icy under there. He came out he's like mom it's like a hockey rink," said Amanda Corey. "So we said let's go play hockey."

Amanda had the day off work, and she was taking in every moment she had with her son. 

"It would be nice to play out here all the time, and my mom to play with me," said Tucker. 

Not the type of snow day we've come to know in Wisconsin, but it's the unexpected weather that we all expect. 

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