Monday, March 3, 2014

Dear winter, GO AWAY!

Ok… it's March 3rd and we had yet another day of snow.
 We have burned through all of our snow days and have moved onto calamity days, which is super scary for parents because it means that instead of merely getting through snow days, we are asked to make sure that our kids are productive during their day away from school. 
And because the schools know that productivity on a snow day does not come easily, we are also asked to prove it by sending back evidence in the form of papers, projects and work sheets. These are called Blizzard Bags…a deceptively cute name. 
My kids have become complete snow day slackers and the thought of making them sit down and be productive sounds like the very definition of a calamity itself. 
Happily though, this morning we were blessed with a two hour delay and I joyously sent them off to school although they displayed much despair over the "total unfairness" of having to go when other schools were cancelled.
Super tragic.  
So now in hopes that winter will take the hint, I will say good bye.  
You have been here too long and worn out your welcome.
Go away now please.
You are giving my kids the wrong idea…you have become a bad friend. One that stays too long and doesn't know when to go home. 
The kids need to go to school and get smarter, but when you are here, school becomes something that may or may not happen…which just isn't cool. 
So I am posting these photos of some of our good times together as I bid farewell... I would much rather remember the good times we had together instead of the grumpy Monday snowy mornings of 2014.  
                             A fun and sunny afternoon of sledding at the gorgoeus Observatory. 
Knowing every song and lyric to the Frozen soundtrack and singing them with gusto and friends on the snowy hilltop. 
The boys taught themselves to snowboard and didn't get injured in the process.
Jamie even smiled after some monster sledding wipe outs. 
I am especially fond of this photo because Rosie is a part of it. 
She was being beligerant the entire day and would not cooperate in having her picture taken. So I was pleased and grateful to her manipulative big brothers when they told her "it's fine with us if you don't want to be in the picture, everyone will just think that you had to stay at home because you were too little and babyish to go down the big hill." 
Of course this worked… and even though she is doing her weird pirate smile, now the world will know that Rosie was big enough to sled down the big hill during this long and snowy winter. 
Ok Winter, you've heard me, now go away, take your SNOW and GO…you've been here far too long. 

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