KHAAANNNNNNNNNNN
Home Alone

All This Plus the Cat Just Barfed On the Bed

Schools are closed. There is supposedly ice out there. (I SEE NO ICE. I SEE ONLY RAIN, SLUSH AND SADNESS.)

I have no milk or eggs. Children devoured all the bananas and the final bag of cereal that was supposedly "family sized" in one sitting. (NOT SIZED FOR FAMILIES MADE UP OF THREE HOLLOW CARB-HAPPY HYENAS.) 

I have two conference calls, 12 marketing campaign messages and a project proposal to write, plus a dentist appointment. (AND THAT'S ALL BEFORE NOON.) 

I don't know why I started framing this entry like this, with the whining followed by the yelling. (BUT NOW I FEEL COMPELLED TO CONTINUE.)

Photo 2 (9)

This is clearly going to be a super productive day for all of us. (OH HEY WONDERING WHERE OUR COUCH CUSHIONS ARE? IN THE WASH. BECAUSE NEWLY POTTY-TRAINED TODDLERS ARE THE WORST. THE GROSSEST AND THE WORST.)

 

Comments

Lauren

Could be worse - you could have all of that, and also be without power. Like me. I shall drink all of the alcohol and wine we have.

Sarah Lynn

A school system the size of ours should be two systems, because it can be, as it is today, fine right here, and truly terrible over there. I just can't figure out how people would handle it if half the county finished in mid-June and the other half in July.
Good luck with it all. It is November in my soul today.

SarahB

This is the winter of my gratitude that daycare follows the feds, not MoCo schools. Of course, once my child is in MoCo schools, it will be a different story!

Sarah

I want to second Sarah Lynn. We live down county in MoCo and my kids go to school/daycare where my husband teaches which isn't public so today was just a two hour delay for them.....but the difference between what conditions are like at the top versus bottom of the county can be SO DRASTIC. There really does need to be a split for weather decisions. And then if the number of days gets too high, they can do what they did one year when I was in high school in MoCo and we were closed for ALL OF THE DAYS: they extended each of the remaining school days by a certain number of minutes to make up the time overall rather than adding more days. And so we all got out at the same time in June - voila!

Jennifer

Fairfax County, VA, here...just a 2-hour delay here (THANK GOODNESS). There was no ice to be seen on the way to the bus stop...until we got to the bus stop. The only iced sidewalk/driveway on the street was right where the bus stopped. My 5-yr-old, who insisted on sliding on the fun slidey ice, fell, and an older girl had a truly spectacular fall, face first. Nothing was hurt but her pride, thankfully, but a sixth-grader with hurt pride is nothing to be messed with, the poor dear. Our district is another one where a division for weather decisions would help. During that epic snow week, our kids could have gone to school at least one day earlier than they did, but farther out into the county, they got more snow and the roads weren't as well cleared.

Jesabes

Yes, THIS. Potty training is the worst.

Triplezmom

I do not miss potty training at all. Now I'm just waiting for all the kids to manage to at least confine their vomit to garbage cans and bathrooms. I hope I don't have to wait until they move out.

Leah

What's really eerie is that Ezra and Ike look like they're the same age in this picture. I have that with my 2.5 and 4.5 yr olds--they're converging.

Jason

Where the hell is your deadbeat husband already?!

Kate

I am right there with you. Only the potty-training and puking are all coming from the same small child who also refuses to sleep.

Amalah

@Jason I cannot believe I forgot to whine about that. ALL THIS PLUS MY HUSBAND LEFT FOR A BUSINESS TRIP.

Lynn

There was ice. I promise you, there was ice. I may have fallen on my ass on said ice.

Lynn

Dang it all, I just clicked on Jason's name, hoping that DC Foodies was alive again! BRING BACK DC FOODIES. (I too can whine and follow it up with some yelling.)

The comments to this entry are closed.