Oh yes, there is a feeling in the air.
Mothers all over this county tonight
are anxiously watching the skies..
and watching their children carefully
to prevent any covert snow dances, backward pajamas
or spoons under the pillow.
This morning, as I realized at 5:05 AM
that the snowplow was once again circling the court
WAAAAY too many times for school to be in session,
I came up with my latest snow day haiku.
Children, tread lightly..
Mothers across this county
are losing their minds.
I bring you an illustrated version of a Mid Atlantic snow day
(this was actually yesterday's snow day, but play along.)
The kids are at the island in the kitchen.
They are reading
drinking hot chocolate
and twisting their tongues in a genetically superior way.
Kate is deep into Stardolls, her favorite site to play on.
The view from the kitchen brings the longing for summer
when the pool house is covered in bright colors
and the pool is full and inviting- not snow covered.
The kids get sent out to shovel the driveway.
This is my reward for bearing three children
and allowing them to survive in my home until I could make them work.
Meanwhile, I get a chicken in the crockpot
and make a pie.
Gracie prays for me to drop food on the floor.
She may not be the brightest but she's not stupid.
The kids come in,
tired and cold from shoveling several driveways.
After being allowed to veg in front of the TV and computer for a while
I mandate that no more electronics are allowed.
When the "What Can We Do" whine starts up,
they are directed to "THE LIST."
Later, we have a yummy hot dinner,
followed by pie and the latest
American Idol episode.
Life is good.