Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Scenes from a Snow Day

Make that snow days.
Along with the rest of the midwest, Michigan was hit with legit winter weather — several inches of snow and record low temps and wind chills.  And with perfect timing as the cancellation of school extended Christmas break to 19 days.  (There was also a snow day on what would have been the last day of school before Christmas break.)  Needless to say, we’ve had a lot of together time!
When the snow started Sunday night (we ended up with only six inches) and I predicted a Monday snow day, I declared that it would be a TV day.  It is what it is, folks.  I’m not proud, but good heavens if the TV doesn’t make for a great distraction for both kids and parents alike!  Both boys were occupied while I tended to a somewhat clingy Ruby and attempted to catch my breath from our holiday travels.  When the wind chills kept the boys home again yesterday, I knew I shouldn’t rely on the electronic babysitter all day and with Ruby taking one good nap and one very good nap, both in her crib, our day was both enjoyable and very productive.
Here’s what it looked like around here…
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School resumed today, which is good for all of us.  The boys need their regular routine, and some time apart, and I need a little time and space to start clearing my brain, begin making “to do” lists, and maybe, just maybe, catch up on some sleep.  
And a little bit of girl time is a nice bonus, too. ;)
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