No! Nooooooooo! Isn’t almost three weeks with my kids enough? Why? Whyyyyyy? Today was supposed to be my day to get stuff done. I was going to clean, organize and get the house back in order. But noooooooooo…. the schools had to close. First day back, and they close. Why can’t Mom close for the day? That would be good.
Instead, my mostly clean house is a disaster now, as my children dug out all their Christmas presents, opened wrappers and promptly lost pieces. For a few hours I tried to rein in the chaos, but eventually I gave up, plopped down with my knitting and ignored everything.
My friend brought Stella the Bird back, sans a few feathers. Seems her cat was enchanted with poor Stella, and knocked her cage over twice, in an attempt to get at the tender little birdie-snack inside. I can’t even imagine the nightmares her little bird brain is rolling. I think she’s happy to be home.
Tonight, after the kids were all banished to their rooms, I undecked the halls, tore the tree down, and David schlepped the boxes back to the garage. The living room is back to normal, at least until the beasties wake with the dawn.
Please, oh please, let the magic golden chariots of school come rolling ’round the corner tomorrow… please please please…?
(Edit: 11:56 pm NOOOOOO! I just checked the district website. No school January 6. That’s Tuesday, right? Right? RIGHT?? Awwww crap. Crapity crap crap. I’m going to go cry.)