Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Top Ten Things You Learn When Your Kids Are Home For a Snowday

It wasn't even a real snowday. The boys got out of school at 1:45 due to accumulating ice. Isn't that a weird time to get out? 1:45? Just seems odd to me, but what do I know? I'm just some crazy lady with lots of kids, right? Anyway, I learned some interesting things compliments of a snowday. Or do you call it a snow afternoon? Or do you just call it a bad weather afternoon since there really was no snow at all? Beats me. Anyway, here's what I learned:

10. Younger siblings have psychic abilities and know when their older siblings will be coming home early. Because of this psychic ability, they will be unwilling to take their usual naps.
9. Cold weather causes children's brains to freeze which leads to an inability to remember where toys go.
8. Homework is much harder to do when it's freezing cold outside. (Makes no sense to me, either, but that's what Number One tells me.)
7. It's not fair!!! (Get used to it, kids! Nothing is fair in life.)
6. There is no such thing as a two player game on the Wii. There are only two-fighter games. Seriously, I was about ready to Wii them straight to their rooms. IT'S JUST A GAME, BOYS!!! Breathe!!!
5. Cold weather causes hunger that can only be cured by snacks you don't have in the house. Because they're apparently starving to death, they feel the need to remind you that "It's not fair".
4. The cats would really prefer that the kids stay at school just a little longer. (Is there such a thing as anti-anxiety medicine for cats who have lived in a home with small children for far too long?)
3. If there is a snowday today, it is to be assumed that we'll be out of school for the rest of the week. Therefore, children should be allowed to stay up late tonight. (Ha! Keep dreamin', kids...well, they may actually wind up closed tomorrow because of ice. We shall see...)
2. Everyone loves cozy jammies, even at 3:00 in the afternoon.
1. No matter how cold it is outside, or how unfair life is, or who won on the Wii, or where the cats are hiding, a fresh batch of Rice Crispy treats that everyone helps to make is just what the doctor ordered. YUM!!!


Mattsmom said...

Great lessons to learn. Especially the last one! You rock!
And...YES! There is anti anxiety meds for cats! I have a friend who had her cat on Valium for awhile when she moved! It was HILARIOUS to watch him...but at least he stopped attacking.

Sonja said...

Awesome list! I totally agree with the last one :)