I had to plan my day out pretty strictly. I mean, it was a virtual tidal wave of snow flying through the air out there. If I didn't stay on top of it my entire family could get snowed in. Then, I would have to learn how to home school all five kids. I don't have any formal training and while I am pretty good in a crisis involving math, I had no idea what I would resort to at lunch time. I'm not even sure there were any tater-tots in the house. And Jell-o? WHERE does one keep the boiling water?! You can see where this was headed.
While I steered the kid to the
- Snow Shovel (for um... shoveling the snow)
- Wine (heart health is very important)
- Gloves (My hands chap easily)
- Parrot (preferably one that has already been taught to say "Keep Shoveling!" and "Work harder!")
- Lighter Fluid (in case the kids can't keep up with the shoveling and the parrot flies away. Then, I'll just burn the snow)
- Duct Tape in floral (in case I get tired of the complaining. I like silence to look pretty)
- Boots (or flip flops. The 5 refuses to wear anything but summer footwear)
Luckily, the kids made it to school on time, I had my coffee and the world stayed on it's axis.
I almost lost the middle child in the drifts. It was pretty close.