A year ago today, AJ and I were playing outside at the park. Without our coats on. That, my friends, is a normal February day in Maryland.
The crazy weather we’ve had this week is not normal.
Tonight, the snow is falling once again. By tomorrow night, there should be another 15-or-so inches on top of the 30 we’ve already gotten. The 30 inches that still have not been properly cleaned up. But, don’t let me get started on that.
This could have been a nightmarish week. The kids are having an unexpected Winter Break in February. A Winter Break that happens to be just as long as the original one around the holidays. We could be miserable. But somehow we’re not. Somehow we’re enjoying each other, being lazy, and not going anywhere.
Once the kids head back to school on Tuesday of next week (yes, schools are closed for another week) they will have had a nine-day weekend, as KitKat has called it.
The kids are enjoying the time off. Watching lots of Little House on the Prairie, playing with neighbor friends, having sleep overs in the middle of the week. It’s like a free-for-all.
They even decorated a gingerbread house and ate it as soon as they were done. They were thrilled. (Truthfully, they just wanted to eat all of the candy without making the house, but I told them they had to at least put it together. I just didn’t make them keep it up)
Tonight, Necco is sleeping over at a friend’s house, AJ and KitKat are having a “sleepover” in the basement, and Twizzler and Reese are having a sleepover in Twizzler’s room. Me? I think it’s time for a homemade smoothy.
While you’re here, go check out my guest post on From the Trenches of Motherhood. I tell a funny story about traveling (locally!) with young children.
Happy Wordful Wednesday!
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