Dad Spends Snow Day Building A 10-Foot Igloo With A Fireplace So His Kids Won’t Play Video Games

by Gwendolyn Plummer
Gwen is a writer, reader, hockey fan, concert goer, and lunchtime enthusiast.

As a kid, a snow day was pure magic for me. There was just about nothing better than getting to miss a day of school to make snow angels, drink hot chocolate, and watch TV.

As an adult, though, snow days are noticeably less fun. Often, adults have to go out anyway, and there’s nothing thrilling about shivering while having to shovel the driveway or the sidewalk.

Although grownups tend to lose the magic of snow days, one dad in Connecticut knows just how to bring it back.

When a recent snowstorm dropped under a foot of snow in Chris Lequire’s neighborhood, he did something he’s been doing for the past five years: Chris set out to build an igloo.

But Chris doesn’t just pile up any old mound of snow and call it a day. He and his kids work together to make a state-of-the-art igloo complete with lights, benches, and even a real working fireplace inside.

Even though they got less than a foot of snow in Chris’ hometown of Old Lyme, Connecticut, the finished igloo (built using a snowblower and some manpower) was 10-feet tall!

Chris says he always looks forward to big snow storms because he loves making the igloo. He said that he “want the kids to get away from the video games and away from the internet.”

Check out the video below to see Chris’ impressive igloo, and please SHARE this amazing idea on Facebook!

Thumbnail Photos: WTIC Hartford

Footage provided by WTIC Hartford

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