Snowed in with Kids and Cabin Fever
The first winter storm often strikes with a vengeance. First there is snowy-ice, then there is a ton of snow, then there is more ice. The result? Four days of school canceled, two bored kids, one stressed out working mom and a lot of creative ideas to keep from going insane.
Here are the Top 10 things learned during snow days:It doesn’t matter how much food you buy in preparation for the storm, when you have a teen and preteen at home all week, your cupboards will be bare.
- If you have more than one child, they will fight to entertain themselves.
- If you can’t get out of the house, you’ll think of at least a dozen things you need desperately from the store.
- If your husband can get out of the house, even if he has to put on snowshoes and push his car, he will. Hey! He’s smarter, I guess.
- The kids expect hot chocolate when they come in from building a snow man.
- If you have end of month writing deadlines, or any other kind of work deadline, your high speed Internet will go out and stay out for at least six days.
- If your wonderful husband crawls up on the roof to thaw out your frozen Internet antennae, he will slip and almost fall off the roof and you will have to go outside in your socks to rescue him.
- He will subsequently climb back up on the roof to get his tools before you have a chance to get your shoes all the way on and will, of course, almost fall off the roof again.
- When school starts back up, the kids will groan and moan and you’ll almost be late, because you’ve gotten used to sleeping in.
- As the snow starts to melt, it will create a messy, dirt-infested slush that makes you long for the crocuses of spring.