Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Not a Snow Day
The snow started falling yesterday and the kids went into overload. Praying, putting a spoon under their pillow (this apparently appeals to the snow angels and they make it snow more) and looking at the sky. They woke up this morning and waited to see the news. Alas, no snow day. They trudged around grumbling and watching the news, but then, to their horror, the high school bus went by. That means school is in. Awwwwwww, maaaaan.
Mothers, of course, in their holiday terror of last minute baking, shopping and wrapping, are waiting, waiting, and then, YEAH, no snow day. We have far too much to do. We cannot have these kids tromping in and out of the house, full of snow, crying because someone smashed them with a snowball. They will want hot chocolate, and lunch and snacks and stuff. Then, just as they have dried off, they will want to go back out again.
We as mothers do not have time for this. We live for the time they are in school. We accomplish ten times as much when they are not around. I am not being mean. I am looking forward to the Christmas break and all that stuff, I just don't want it to happen right now. I am finishing baking for all the teachers and neighbors. Kids will just eat up my gifts. They have to try everything.
Does that make me a bad mom? No, I love my kids, I just need my alone time. If your kids are really small, you can do all this around naps or if they are really small, you can drag them Christmas shopping, they won't remember what you bought.
So, no snow day for the kids, big snow day for mom. It does make the whole world look like it is coated in powdered sugar. I love the look of it. And I just finished shoveling the driveways, so I am free to bake.
All of my desert friends, are you laughing at the thought of me shoveling snow? I was giggling a little myself.
God bless you and yours.