Winter in Chicago can be fun. Really, it can.

When it comes to winter, most adults (myself included) have a pretty bad attitude. For example, when I think about winter, I think dry skin, ridiculous traffic and driving conditions, my daily attempts to locate five hats and pairs of mittens each time we leave the house, and dark, cold mornings when I wish I could just stay in my bed.

In contrast, when kids think about winter, they think: SNOW! SNOWMEN! SLEDDING! SNOWBALL FIGHTS! ICE SKATING! FUN! FUN! FUN!

We adults need to take a cue from the enthusiastic little ones in our life and see the positive side of a Chicago winter. You can start this weekend by attending the Snow Days event in Grant Park. Featured events include snow sculpting, dog sledding, and snowboarding. The kiddos can also chill out with storytelling and arts and crafts.

The cold-weather fun kicks off on Friday, January 29th from 4-8 p.m. and continues on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Do remember to bundle everyone up -- it is going to be chilly out there this weekend. If you need some additional inspiration, see below for pictures of my kids demonstrating their most excellent winter attitudes.

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