If you've been following my Facebook page, then you'll know that I'm in the midst of snOMG II. snOMG I hit us last week just after the kids had a five freaking day weekend. Now snOMG II hit us last night. Although the kids managed to make it to school yesterday, today we are home and who knows what tomorrow will bring? At this rate, we'll be heading back to school in time to get a week off for Spring Break!
Don't worry about us, though. We're hunkered down in our warm house (and we still have power, unlike a lot of people) and I sent the Hubs out yesterday for milk, because we all know you cannot survive a snowstorm without milk. It's simply unheard of.
Now, I'm not going to lie, I prayed for snow. HARD. We haven't had snow in many years and I'm always so jealous of my friend's snow day pics on Facebook. So this year I kept hoping and praying and God finally heard me and then he laughed at me. We have more snow than I've seen in a long time. As Gomer said, "This is the most snow I've ever seen in my whole life!" It made me happy and sad all at the same time, because goodness, the boy doesn't get out much if this is the most snow he's ever seen. We need to get that boy to a ski slope or something. Maybe for Spring Break . . . no, I want to go somewhere warm for Spring Break now!
My kids were so excited to see snow they wanted to go out while the blizzard raged. At first I said no, but then more I thought of it, I decided why not? The snow was going to be a foot deep when it was over and they'd never be able to wade through that, they might as well go out now while there was only six inches on the ground.
I went through the closet and dug out two of everything:
Snow bib overalls
Back up scarf, hat and mittens for when the originals get too cold and wet
It took me half an hour to wrangle everyone into their snow ensemble (and then wrangle Adolpha out so she could pee and then back in when she was done) and they headed out.
|I complain, but wow it's beautiful!|
She managed to get herself to the front door where she could ring the doorbell and tell me she needed a cup of hot cocoa and a hot bath to recover from her brush with death.
Once she was warmed up again, she was ready to head back out.
Are you kidding me with this? What do you snowy region people do? Do your kids just come and go all day leaving a trail of soggy mittens and pools of melting snow in their wake?
I'm ready to start praying for warmer weather now. Let me be specific though: sunny and highs of 82. Please and thank you.
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