Last night, there was a buzz rising and rising and rising in our house. The chickadees were keyed up to a fine point of almost unendurable excitement. There was the possibility of a SNOW DAY -- with Winter Storm Saturn bearing down on our area, we were looking at a significant amount of snow for the first time this winter. We had children wearing pajamas inside out and backwards. We had children taking spoons upstairs to put under their pillows. We had children throwing ice cubes in toilets at PRECISELY 8 p.m. Sympathetic magic.
Sympathetic magic that worked!
We woke this morning to find that schools have closed. There are several inches of snow on the ground and we are expecting more. Best of all, Daddy's work is closed today. Before 7 a.m., we had a massive parent/child cuddle (we discovered that the chickadees are too big to cuddle with us for long). Chickadee #1 finished reading her book using the time-honored method of sneaking books into the bathroom. Currently, I'm blogging, Daddy and chickadees are watching The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and I'm explaining the feminist longings of Eowyn to Daddy and Chickadee #2 is expounding on the unfairness of patriarchal societies. Am not kidding. She is six. We are going to make peanut butter cookies later. This is gonna be a great day!
Snow Days Work for Me.