Sunday, February 21, 2010

Snow Days

A couple weeks ago it started snowing . . . and it didn't really stop for what felt like a really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really long time. Really.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. Allow me to start at the beginning . . .

In preparation for the big Valentine party at school, Megan signed her little name on each Dora valentine for her classmates. She was so excited for the party . . . she almost couldn't sleep just thinking about the cookies and the treats . . . and then the snow came . . . and came . . . and came . . . and preschool was cancelled. Cancelled? You can't cancel school on the day of the preschool Valentine party. You just can't!

I had to think fast . . .
How about we have our own Valentine party???
Cookies? You want to make cookies?
Oops, no eggs.
Good thing my neighbor who is a teacher had off from school too and brought us some.
Thanks Dena!

Ta-dah, Valentine cookies!

Then it kept snowing . . . and snowing . . . and snowing . . . and guess what? The preschool Valentine party was cancelled again.

Oh the humanity!

I knew I had to come up with something good to keep Megan busy.
Something better than the six katrillion zillion games of Candyland we usually play.
How about we make Moose and Zee pillows?
That sounds totally fun, right?

(Moose and Zee are the little characters from Nick Jr. but if you have young kids, you already know this.)

It ended up taking a little longer than I planned.

Step One - Give Megan something to cut while working feverishly to get something done before Brendan needs food/attention/bottom wiping/face wiping/etc.

Step Two - Short break to marvel at Brendan's new tricks. Wow!

Step Three - Admire Moose and keep working feverishly to finish Zee.

Step Four- Stop and tell a few jokes to Brendan so he doesn't get bored and scratch his face again.

Step Five - Feed Brendan with my feet while making a Zee pillow with my right hand as my left hand holds the phone to hear somebody yelling at me because their street isn't plowed yet. (I guess there are no snow days when you're on city council.)

Ta-dah! By the next morning, we had Moose and Zee pillows.
Then, guess what?
Preschool was cancelled again.
Not even kidding.

I was out of ideas so we just looked out the window and watched people get stuck in the snow all day.
One best parts of snow days . . .

putting kids to bed, taking the baby monitor outside, and finally getting some romantic alone time while shoveling the snow and wiping the snot dribble off each other's faces.

I looked at him and thought . . .
if I had to be buried in the snow with anyone, I'd want it to be Brad Pitt.

(But if he wasn't available, I'd definitely want you!)


Jan said...

Oh my goodness. You're one of THOSE moms! You know, the kind that make moms like me look horrible! Decorated cookies?! Adorable handmade felt pillow characters?! ARGH! My kids will be banned from reading your blog forever! Lol!

my stay-at-home-momma drama said...

Aww, c'mon. If it makes you feel any better, we fabric glued the "adorable" felt pillows because I am terrible at sewing.

Ruth Dunkman said...

Lisa, you're a hoot! As I was reading, I was going to say that #5 was my favorite, and then I got to the part about wiping snot dribbles and I lost it!! Love you!