So here we are. Day 3 (and counting?) of The Big Snow of 2011 and we’re all just a little stir crazy, perhaps the mommy most of all. The snow remains and, thanks to lows in the teens and highs today not predicted to get out of the 20’s, there is ice as well. Another day without school; hence the propensity to stir craziness I just mentioned.
Other, better, moms would have no end of tasks and projects and fun for their kids to pass the time in some sort of educational and/or amusing fashion. Snow cream, perhaps. Studying the rotational symmetry of the snowflake. We didn’t even have any groceries until I ventured out in the slush yesterday! Though the boys have had great fun playing in the snow, pelting each other with snowballs and building a “snowman” (with an admittedly unconventional shape), not to mention cheering their team on to a National Championship, I have been lazy and–true confessions here–idle, not doing much but reading and drinking coffee and reading some more and drinking some more coffee. Which has been not altogether unpleasant, I will admit.
I remember once when I was home from college for Christmas break and we were iced in for a couple of days. My mom (perhaps she was stir crazy too?) set my sister and I to work sorting out photographs and putting them in albums. A huge project that kept us busy for quite some time, as you might imagine. What fun we had reminiscing and laughing over the various memories each picture conjured!
Thanks to the wonder of iPhoto, we have no such project in the works. Rather, the boys will no doubt spend their day playing video games, challenging each other to a ping pong duel, and bundling up to brave the cold and ice and snow. Me, while there are no end of projects that I could occupy myself with, I will probably read a little, tweet a little, do a little laundry (always and forever), referee the inevitable argument and try to talk myself into something more productive like cleaning out the kitchen cabinets. Or, something.
The sun is peeking out for the first time in days. It is so beautiful shining on the white winter wonderland that remains! Big snows like this are so rare for us that even in my stir crazy lethargy I am still amazed by the beauty of the Lord’s creation. The earth is full of His glory!