Thursday, February 11, 2010

The snow arrived, again! Schools were cancelled on Tuesday. Here's how our snow day went:

6:30 a.m. Received the e-mail announcing school is cancelled. The boys received the "good" news. We all are excited to have a leisurely morning. No rush to change clothes, brush our teeth or scarf down breakfast. This is going to be a great day!!

7:30 a.m. OK, we've eaten and changed. We're ready to relax and just lounge around the house. What memories we'll make!!

8:30 a.m. Cooper insists on a snack, even though I remind him he literally just finished breakfast. Is it ever too early to eat goldfish? Still excited about the day!

9:30 a.m. The boys decide they want to play with Collin's baby monitors. They act like it's their cell phone. (In fact, Caleb told me I should keep one in my car in case my cell phone died.) Of course, they keep the baby monitor on the wrong frequency. The sound is akin to nails clawing a blackboard. This repulsive noise does not prevent them from insisting the monitor stay on maximum volume. I think they must have discovered some sort of torture technique the US military has used in Guantanamo Bay.

10:30 a.m. We've moved on to assembling our valentines for their school parties. I actually purchased the valentines days early and they prepared them on Saturday. I learned a lesson from this experience. Never leave children unattended with valentines. Upon checking their work, I discovered they prepared seven valentines for one kid and none for other classmates. In addition, Connor decided to use permanent marker on the school directory to cross out the names of every kid in his class. Without written documentation of his classmates' names I asked for his recollection. Here's how it went:

Me: "Isn't Delaney in your class?"

Connor: "I don't know."

Me: "Is Laura in your class?"

Connor: "I don't know."

It made me seriously wonder if he actually walks into the classroom when I drop him off at preschool.

11:30 a.m. Lunch time. Big disagreement over grilled cheese versus mac n cheese. Mac n cheese wins. The proponents of grilled cheese protest the decision and show their disdain. Snow day fun is decreasing.

12:30 p.m. Nap/Rest time. Snow day is feeling better! I "enjoy" some time shoveling snow.

1:30 p.m. Driveway is done. Kids are out of quiet time. They insist on going outside. We started a little tradition of drinking hot cocoa after snow fun. The kids love the hot cocoa more than the snow. In the past, they've gotten all dressed up in their snow gear and put one foot in the snow. Then they race back inside and insist on a cocoa. I've gotten wiser. New rule: 15 minutes of snow play is required for hot cocoa.

2:30 p.m. We do some crafts. It ends in stickers, crayons, markers and stamps littering the floor. When did craft time become a high impact sport?

3:30 p.m. We all miss school!!!

4:30 p.m. Daddy's home. I don't know who is happier!

Wednesday: School is back in session. Hooray!!!

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