Last Friday, preschool was cancelled for a teacher work day. Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Then the snow hit. The school closed on Tuesday and Wednesday due to snow. Sadly, with the long weekend, we were already out of things to do around the house and everyone was already a little bit tired of each other. The girls have squabbled. My husband has tried to work from home, while kids screamed and I tried to work around him. We've all desperately wanted to get out of the house.
Sure, we were able to play in the snow a bit. It took us ten minutes to put on snow pants, two pairs of socks, boots, coats, hats, and mittens. Clare lasted about three minutes before she decided it was too cold and went back inside (this happened both days). Meg likes the snow much better. She ran up and down the hill of our front yard until our neighbors' children all came out of their houses to play with her. But even Meg could only last a short time in the 19 degree weather. And so it was back inside with little to do and even less motivation to do anything. It is the lethargy that is getting to us.
Here's hoping that we are back to school and all things normal tomorrow. If Meg and Clare spend the morning in their separate preschool classes, playing with their friends (whom they haven't seen in a week), then we will enjoy the afternoon together so much more.