Drifting off to sleep last night, I had visions of sunshine and daisies dancing in my head. When I woke, my dreams of spring today became a nightmare. MORE SNOW! COME ON! Does Mother Nature hate New Hampshire? After we broke the record for snow fall in a season, we deserve a break. Maybe when my lawyers serve Punxsutawney Phil with papers next week he will finally call off winter. If you still want to join our class action law suit, leave a comment on my blog.
Snow is picturesque for the first 6 inches. But, when it comes down in multiple feet, it brings everything to a screeching holt. We all hide in our homes waiting for the storm to end, so that we can begin the clean-up. It is especially frustrating when we get storm after storm without recovery time between. I speak for everyone I know in New England, when I say “ENOUGH!! NO MORE SNOW!!” How are you handling the snow?
Finally! This week is over! I lost track of the snow after 3 feet. “Mommy, I really, really need to watch Blended tonight!” my son begs. Having a son with Sandler Syndrome, I can fix any situation with an Adam Sandler movie. So, we are watching it again for the 10th time. Before long we are all laughing and shaking off the week. How do you and your family unwind after a hard week?
Every child in New England lives to hear “Snow Day.” It means snow forts and snow fights with a day of fun and no school. Some of my best memories as a child were playing in the snow with my brothers and staying home from school. But, that is changing now for my son. He brought home a stack of work that he has to do called a “Blizzard Bag.” How is it a snow day, if he has to complete all of the work from school at home? Are we losing all of the fun of being a kid?
My son’s birthday is one of the biggest celebrations in our family. I plan for months for the perfect party, they are still talking about the parties from years past. However, this year was almost the year without a birthday party. The first sign that there might be trouble was on Friday, when the venue called to ask if we still wanted to have our party Saturday. I looked on the weather channel and it said light snow, so I said “yes, we want to keep our party slot.”
Next, I started receiving emails and texts on Saturday morning from some of the guest. “Are you still having the party?” they all asked. “It’s snowing. Do you think it is safe to drive?” Before making the decision, I looked outside. There was only 3 inches of snow, which is a dusting for us New Englanders. Given the fact that I had all of the food and party favors ready and it didn’t seem that bad, I told everyone that the party was still on. We packed up the car and drive to the site of the party, and set up and waited. Gradually the more adventurous guests arrived. While it was only half of the guests and I have a lot of leftovers, my son was still able to have his birthday party. And, all of those that did attend had a good time. How do you celebrate birthdays with your children?