If you don't live somewhere that's typically warm and sunny year-round, oh my god this winter sucks! It seems like every week, there's a snowstorm that's worse than the last -- and a snowstorm that cancels school yet again.
It's great to be able to be home with the kiddos, but when you're going on day three of being house-bound, and everyone is starting to turn on each other, for the love of all that is holy, you just want the weather to clear up and school to start again. Is that so much to ask?!
Here are the 12 stages moms go through on snow days.
At first, you're like, "Woo-hoo! Snow day! This is going to be awesome! Playing in the snow, hot cocoa, baking cookies ..."
And at first, it is awesome. Everyone sleeps in; you have a lazy morning.
You do a little sledding.
You have a warm and toasty lunch.
And then, at around 2 or so, you're like:
You encourage your kid to play with his favorite toy, but he's having none of it.
You try to think of something new to do, but, oh my god, you're so tired! You just want to take a nap, maybe surf the 'net for a bit.
Everyone's starting to turn on one another.
You glance at your phone and realize it's going to snow again tomorrow.
You wonder if there's time to run to the liquor store.
You decide, "Ah, screw it," and then you get on your knees and say a prayer to the weather gods for some mercy.
And then you search the back of your fridge for some wine.
Are you sick of the snow already?!
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