The Unexpected Gifts of a Snow Day

“To be nobody but yourself–in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you like everybody else–means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.”     e.e. cummings

This really resonated with me this morning, for reasons I’ll write more about in the next post or two.  But right now, I’m going to enjoy the snow day with my kids.  Schools are closed around here, folks are snowed in, but for one day, at least, all’s well on the home front.  Nico and I have an intense LEGO war going on (I just got creamed, in case you’re wondering), Gabriel’s created 6 new Scotch tape masterpieces (don’t ask), and I just brewed myself a yummy cup of coffee.  I even had a fantasy of cooking up (well, eating, really) something yummy until I remembered that we don’t actually have a stove at the moment.  Oh, silly me!

But that’s OK.  I long ago gave up on trying to get any kind of work done, and it looks like the highlight of our day is going to be hanging around the house. I know that must sound weird when we could be outside in the snow, like everyone else in Colorado, but after spending the last week and a half avoiding our house because of our kitchen remodel, I’m psyched to just hang around for a bit.  Today’s one of the first days that no one’s come to kick out some loud construction, and man, am I enjoying the peace and quiet.

And since we’re talking about miracles, the kids are even getting along.  Which makes me wonder how much of their recent uppityness is due to the fact that strangers with power tools have taken over our kitchen (much to Nico’s chagrin–he was hoping they’d use a rocket blaster to blast out our wall).  So I’m not going to worry too much over the fact that my kids are actually content to stay inside for the moment.  Right now, we’ve got a foot and a half of snow in our backyard and it’s still coming down.  Plenty of time for playing in the snow and sledding over the weekend.

In the meantime, I’m looking forward to enjoying this unexpected, uninterrupted time with my family.

 

 

 

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