Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snow Day

I used to believe that I wouldn't be able to handle the day when my last baby went to Kindergarten because he would be gone all day.

And then God gave me snow days.  Like today.

I wanted some peace and quiet so I could watch some TV.  Not anything productive, but I had worked all morning getting things ready for the annual billing I do for the HOA.

What I got was this.

And this.

And of course, just one more time Mom!

And all because of this I will be looking forward to 6 1/2 hours of SILENCE when they are both in school next year.
I got to plow the six inches off our driveway.  Thank you Mr. Finn for the snowblower.  Much easier than the shovel, but still cold and tiring, especially with the wind.  Can't tell you how many times I got a face full of snow.  Brrrrrrrrrr!

What you don't see in this picture is the fighting and me breaking down.  It wasn't pretty!

I did end up 50 cents richer because of a little someone running their mouth at me last night. (NO)

Today I ended up with $1.00 for the other little person that couldn't control his outbursts of his favorite bad word.  (hate)

Where is the instruction manual that should have come with these children?

I need to check with the manufacturer about some insight.  Because I don't have a clue most days.

p.s.  I didn't mind the cheerleading.  Don't get me wrong.  It was sweet!  It's just sometimes I want 5 minutes of absolute quiet.


Will and Marcie Davis said...

Oh AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! Where is that evasive instruction manuel anyway? ;) I could really use one as well!

Anonymous said...

I could lend you the one that I sent away for, but it is short and simple because it was written for a Man.
-Mr. Finn

Shannon said...

Elder Larry Lawrence's talk from the last GC has some pretty good instruction. It is geared toward parents of teens, but you can never start to early. As my Dad-in-law says, parenting (and grandparenting) is not for sissys! ;)

Margaret said...

I used to sit down with the kitchen timer and say, "I want 5 minutes of quiet, no one saying Mom. Just 5 minutes. Now I'm setting this timer for 5 minutes and if anyone asks for anything the answer WILL BE NO. And I'll reset the timer until I got 5 minutes." And then I got my five minutes. They caught on really quickly. I was always a lot happier after the 5 minutes.

Tamaratravel said...

Snow days are just a cruel trick done by the teachers who want their 5 minutes of quiet time..