As far as I see it, there are two types of people in the winter:
1) People who love snow
2) People who know snow sucks.
Tonight while my beautiful children and I are sleeping, the clouds will open and flurries of white, freezing hate crystals will drown my driveway in 8-10 inches.
Come on! I don’t have time for that.
I realize there are people who scoff at that number and say, “You can’t handle 8 inches?”
that’s what he said But you crazies people chose to live in a colder climate and chances are…you are #1 from above. I’m sure we have many other things in common, like wine and chocolate.
My hubby is a #1. He loves a good snow blower.
that’s what he… He attacks our driveway, sidewalk, neighbors sidewalks, and even the sidewalk by the mailbox down the street so he can spend half the day out in the crap.
He bundles up as if he’s going skiing – basically, the only thing that almost has contact with the elements are his eyes and he covers those with wrap around glasses or goggles…or a viking helmet. I’m not really sure because I don’t go outside during this weather, so how would I know how he looks?
Since our children want to go sledding, build snowmen and do other freezing activities which I would rather watch from the window, seated by the fire; my hubby gets to have that bonding time with our Kansas munchkins. This has been a wonderful tradition where he gets to act like a kid with them, they are thrilled with the snow events and I have popcorn and hot chocolate ready for them when they flop through the door with cherry, red cheeks and runny noses.
Perfect arrangement. Let me grab a new good book and…
What school is cancelled and I will be the only one home with the children during the daylight hours? How did that happen?
I did not plan this!!
It’s not in my “Outlook” calendar.
I have a winter coat, a hat, gloves and some really cute boots – but the rest of the water-proof attire has never been purchased. Why would I need that when it’s my hubby’s job?
Maybe I can shut the blinds, pretend like it’s Saturday and they won’t notice. They’re kids. They’re distractable!
So when I can’t stand the whining and begging to play in the snow any longer, I will quietly put on some leggings, my thickest jeans and shoot a prayer up above that I can last as long as my girls tomorrow.
I hope my daughters know this whole winter-wonderland shebang will be over as soon as I feel ice on my lady bits. This mama will bid Mother Nature adieu, and indoor bribery will begin.
I hope I have enough chocolate.
What kind of indoor projects are you doing with your kids during this snowmageddon? How do you keep them entertained and not killing each other? I would love to hear from you in the comments. Don’t be shy!
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