Days Like Today

Days like today I really miss being a stay at home mom. The weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful…. Seriously though, the weather is crappy. Icy rain. Subzero temperatures.  Not always at the same time. School was canceled today for Picasso.

I remember when that used to mean I didn’t have to get up. I could sleep in. I had three dogs so I never slept in too terribly late, but I wasn’t up before 7 either.

I didn’t have to face the icky weather. I didn’t have to go out in it if I didn’t want to. I didn’t have to drive in it. I didn’t have to tackle the treacherous, icy roads. I didn’t have to allow for extra time to get to work.

On days like this I might have had a houseful of kids over. Or, the kids and I might have braved the weather and gone somewhere. Or, we might have simply stayed inside, wrapping ourselves in blankets like a cocoon, watching mindless TV or movies, and snacking on stuff that’s not good for us. I probably would have prayed that I had all the ingredients to put together a pot of soup and if I did, I would have thrown it all in the crockpot so it could cook all day and the smell could permeate throughout the house.

Now, it means nothing. Or rather, it means nothing to me. It’s just another day. School was canceled today and I got up, got ready, left early, faced the not-too-terribly icy roads, and went to work where I stayed until 5:00.

I miss those days sometimes.

P.S. I’d like to mention that this was only my reality for two years. The entire time we were in Utah my kids never had a snow day. It was only the two years that we lived in Virginia that I got to enjoy the perks of snow days.

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