Friday, March 27, 2009
I should be asleep right now...
The ground is covered with snow, and the TV says there's more to come. School is canceled, so I should be slumbering blissfully (like my husband).
Instead, I'm awake and grouchy.
Emilia had a restless night to begin with. When we got the "no school" text at 5:15, she decided to wake up. At 5:30 Ella woke up, too. I managed to send Ella back to bed and finally got Emilia to sleep at 6:30.
At 7:00, in bounced a hungry Ella. Being the bad mommy that I am, I sent her to watch TV until I finally relented, got up, and made her breakfast. (I've really got to teach her to put her own waffles in the toaster. The real danger is that something could fall on her, causing a concussion, when she opens the freezer. If you've ever opened my freezer, you know this is not hyperbole.) By 8:00 Ella was bored.
So, like any bad mommy would do, I bundled her up and sent her outside to play in the snow, hoping for a few moments of peace. It worked for a while, until she started crying because her mittens were covered in snow. So I made her hot (okay, lukewarm) chocolate, put her in her PJs and sent her back to bed.
My socks are wet from snow droppings, and I'm going back to bed now. Wish me luck.