We had a blizzard! Oh my stars, it was snowin’ and blowin’ yesterday and all I wanted to do was crawl into my bed and sleep. Of course that wasn’t possible. I got everyone up extra early because I wanted to be nice and safe and slow while driving them to school. When we got there the the school was all locked up. I called the principal at home and she was very sweet but said they were closed because of the weather! Have you ever heard of such a thing? Excuse me, my littles need to be educated, and not just when the teachers feel like showing up. I was even ready to drop Starling off for the day and give it another chance. I think the school could at least try to keep the other girls from bullying her by calling her a bully, and I had a lot to do.
I had dressed in my gym clothes already so I decided to head over to the gym and try to get the child care people to watch Starling and Merlin too. I thought they could be great “junior helpers” for the day.
It took forever to get there because tree limbs had fallen down all over the place, blocking roads and what have you. And when I finally made it…closed! They had better reimburse me for 1/31 of my monthly membership fee, because that is not right. I could see several other mommies also trying to get in. I am sure they will hear from us tomorrow.
So I was stuck heading home with all three children for the entire day! Horrible! As soon as we got home Merlin started asking about going sledding. Ugh! It was so annoying. Finally I told them that if they all got themselves dressed entirely on their own they could go out back and I would watch them from the window. Well, Merlin got all the clothes organized and even helped Hummus get dressed. Next time I think I will hide their mittens or something. It would give them a fun scavenger hunt like game, and I won’t have the mess of snowy boots etc. when they get back in.
I called Val on the phone and we had a nice chat about the gym and how angry we were about it closing, because it really was the worst sort of inconvenience. When the kids were done, Merlin got their clothes all put away in the mudroom and then made hot chocolate for them. It was only instant, which I would NEVER serve.
After dinner I put them to bed and made a lovely hot chocolate for myself with some Belgian Chocolate i had hidden away and a lil’ cognac.
Happy snow everyone!