Friday. Already? Are you sure? For a brief moment this morning I thought it was Monday. Seriously y’all, I need sleep. All in all though, it’s been a pretty good week around here.
Monday and Tuesday were SNOW DAYS!
I hold the policy that if local schools are closed, homeschool is closed. The kids enjoy the anticipation, waiting, hoping and praying for schools to be closed. I love the celebratory shouts of “YESSSSSSS!” when I announce school cancelled for the day.
We spent the lazy days enjoying leftover chili (I have the best recipe) and hot cocoa.
Wednesday we tried to reclaim some semblance of normalcy…none of us were really feeling it. It was a balmy 20 degrees outside, and windy. We kept the fires stoked as a little schoolwork was accomplished, but mostly it was another low-key day.
Thursday was my get-it done day. I loaded up the littles and we went grocery shopping. The pantry was quite barren after kids, hungry from playing in the snow, rapidly depleted its stores. We were all a bit giddy as it was our first time out of the house all week.
Incidentally, I had a comedic moment at the grocery store in which I realized I’m that mother. The mother I was never going to become. The harried mom, with bags under her eyes, hair out of place, wrangling kids in the store while knocking over display stands, tying to steer a heavy laden grocery cart one-handed.
After the shopping, kid wrangling, display knocking, calming the screaming 18 month old, then carrying the sleeping 18 month old (knocking over displays), I got to the checkout lane. With the cart unloaded, the kids playing nicely with the toys strategically placed at checkout, I began to think “well that didn’t go too bad, could have been worse”.
And that’s when I saw her.
I locked eyes with my toddler in time to see her making the face.
You know what face.
I realized this was the one time I didn’t bring the diaper bag and I’d be darned if I was dragging everyone and that heavy cart back through the store for wipes, even though I had just bought diapers. We did the best we could with what we had until we got home. I’ll leave that to your imagination. Experienced moms understand.
Today the teens did their work independently without complaint and I caught up on some housework. We hope to get our Christmas tree this weekend as we haven’t done that yet. However that will depend on the weather as we’re expecting another 4-8″ of snow tomorrow!
How was your week? Did you have any defining moments this week? I’d love to hear about them!