Monday, February 22, 2010

10 Centimeters of Snow

I love days like this. Ten centimeters of snow in the forecast - not enough to worry about, but enough to justify staying home if we want to. We did enough 'productive things' to feel good about the day (lots of laundry, a thorough clean of the toy room, table time done, and over-ripe bananas turned into banana bread). Still, we had lots of time left over to really enjoy the day. We refilled the bird feeders and watched the chickadees stock up before the storm, played with our geometric shapes that have been 'lost' in the bedroom for many months, and read 3 chapters of Matilda by the fire. The boys had a pillow fight that managed to end in laughter instead of tears, and went on a lengthy adventure together - I was not included, but I did hear a smattering of 'Yes, Captain!" and "Come on - we are there!". Finally, video games with Daddy - always a hit. It is 6pm, and the boys have not yet gotten dressed for the day. Bliss.
Who among us hasn't envied a cat's ability to ignore the cares of daily life and to relax completely?
-Karen Brademeyer

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