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Parents, children cope with a week of snow days

Many schools have cancelled classes every day this week due to snow or frigid temperatures leaving moms and dads in charge of keeping their kids busy (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Lisa Hutson) Many schools have cancelled classes every day this week due to snow or frigid temperatures leaving moms and dads in charge of keeping their kids busy (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Lisa Hutson)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

For most of the Tri-State, snow days are adding up. Many schools have canceled classes every day this week due to snow or frigid temperatures leaving moms and dads in charge of keeping their kids busy.

With schools emptying out, day cares are filling up along with indoor play facilities as children along with their parents fight yet another day of snow and bitter temperatures.

At Pongo Play in Blue Ash, 10-year-old Joseph Stapleton says while he is having fun he would rather be at school.

"The other days when the roads weren't very good, I see they are keeping us safe but the temperatures? What could possibly go wrong with the temperatures,” said Joseph.

His mother, Emily Stapleton, says three of her four children have been out of school all week long and so many days at home are starting to take their toll.

"First couple of days it's nice to have everyone together. Not have the stress of getting everyone dressed and ready and on the bus but by today we are kind of ready to get back into our routine,” said Stapleton.

Despite wind chills well below zero, Todd and Emma Claire Amend braved the sledding hills in West Chester for a few minutes Thursday afternoon ready to enjoy as many snow days as they can with spring just around the corner.

"Figured there would be some good snow out here today. It's a little colder than we thought but say we're tough right? Yeah!" said Todd Amend. “We're not going to stay out here too long because it is kind of windy. We'll go home and have some hot chocolate.”

Once again, Cincinnati public schools are closed Friday due to the frigid temperatures along with dozens of other schools. For a full list of closures click here.

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