Monday, January 11, 2010
Another Snow day.... Ugh!
Okay, so I got the call a few hours ago that the kids are out of school due to "inclement weather" for another day. I love my children but I feel like pulling my hair out. Seriously, I am on the verge of renting a Bobcat or whatever I need and scrapping the backroads myself around here. We get around 3 inches of snow last Thursday and that holds up the day to day operations of our county for what, 6 days now? Really, enough is enough.
With all of this "cabin fever" we are experiencing around my house, it makes me wonder how we ever survived past summer breaks. Number 1: I was working. Since I quit my job last Monday, my kids have only been to school 2 full days. What kind of luck is that? Talk about not being able to get things done. Number 2: During the summer, the kids can go outside. It's certainly not feasible to send them out to play when it is 30 degrees outside (although I am seriously considering it).
According to all of my mom friends on Facebook, I am not the only one feeling "over-whelmed". This fact alone at least gives me hope that my kids aren't all that bad (or at least out-of-the-ordinary).
I honestly think as parents, we need just a pinch here and there of alone time. It gets a little over bearing to take a shower with an audience or if you are really lucky, you will just need to scream "Quit fighting" once or twice while lathering, rinsing and repeating.
If I hear, "I'm bored" one more time, I think I will scream. I mean, there is a house full of computers, televisions (with expensive channel packages), game systems and cell phones. Shouldn't that take up at least an hour or two at a time?
Now, last but not least, the food issue. I have 4 teenage kids in the house, 2 of them boys and they can eat! Not just three square meals a day but enough to feed a small army. They can make the $1.60 I pay every day for school lunch look like the greatest deal since McDonald's came out with their dollar menu.
Hopefully, tomorrow will go well and the kids will head back to class on Wednesday. Until then, pray for sanity for all parents at home dealing with the "I'm bored(s) and "I'm hungry(s)" all around the area. Seriously, this time really makes that "spare the rod, spoil the child" thing seem like it should be outlined in gold.