Do you remember last week when I said it was beginning to look a lot like shit? Well, I was wrong. Today was the 3rd day school was cancelled. Now that is shit. Oh, and remember when I said I wasn’t as bad of a Mom as I was making myself out to be? Well, I officially retract that statement too.
Let’s just forget about the
snow blizzard and dive right into this Mom thing. Last Friday on snow day #1 I posted about my children (and my husband and my mom) nearly driving me to drink by 8:30 am. Yesterday (Wednesday) was snow day #2. Before Shawn left for work he told me school was cancelled.
At that time I could hear that Lainey was awake so I assumed Alivia was awake too and that Shawn had fed them breakfast. I didn’t hear a lot of noise, so I also assumed they were watching morning cartoons Shawn had turned on for them.
Hours Awhile later, Lainey came into my bedroom and said “Mom are you getting up soon?” So I roll over, grab my glasses, and…Holy Mother of God it is 11:00!! 11:00? Did I die? How can it be 11:00? And what have these children been doing all this time?
So, I go tripping down the stairs fully expecting the house to be in disarray. Well, everything was intact, except one thing. The couch. The couch was moved away from the wall and pointing diagonally across the living room. Oh, and it was literally inches from the Christmas tree. And would you believe that neither child would confirm or deny what happened to the couch?
Now, before you go nominating me for mother of the year, there’s more.
In the evening Shawn was giving the girls their bath and I heard Alivia telling Shawn she got her own breakfast. Wait a minute. What? So, I go bounding up the stairs to question this, because this just can’t be true.
Me: “Shawn, didn’t you feed them breakfast before you left for work?”
Shawn: “No, I gave Lainey Fruit Loops in a zip lock bag and Alivia wasn’t awake yet.”
Me: “What? She wasn’t awake? Yes, she was.”
Shawn: “No, just Lainey was.”
Me: “Oh my gosh. Alivia you got your own breakfast?”
Alivia: “Yup! (as proud as a peacock) I got my own breakfast!”
Me: “How did you get your own breakfast?”
Alivia: “A baggie, I put Fruit Loops in a baggie!”
(Again, she was super proud…she had no idea the wheels were turning in Shawn’s head and he’s realizing that Mommy may have overslept)
Me: “Wait a minute Alivia, how did you even know your school was cancelled?”
Alivia: “Oh, I read it on the TV.”
She read it on the TV. Now that is the shit.