I usually feel like snow/ice days like this come at the worst times. But when I have an unexpected opportunity to stop the world and spend the time with my child I can’t help but be thankful.
I’m sure, you’ve figured out by now that I’m based in the Southeast, specifically in upstate South Carolina. We do have very cold weather (32° and below) every year. Unfortunately, we quite often get a lot of ice, not snow, and this year was textbook. When it became really clear that G would be home for a day I started lining up projects that I might need a helping hand to get done. I even had him convinced to spend the day helping me out. I mean, we both knew he wasn’t going out to play in the ice, right? And, even though the roads were a solid sheet of ice there was much in the grassy (sled) areas.
Yesterday morning came around and we ended up just sitting around and talking. We never even started on my great list of projects. He did venture out for a bit to see what the other kids were up to but I took the time to catch up on some chores around the house. It’s wonderful to be able to take time and talk about whatever he’s interested in. And, I never regret the lost time later - it’s always totally worth it! I can’t believe he will be in high school next year. Where did all of the time go?
So goes the best laid plans good intentions. I promise to be back at it today!
If you’re still stuck, good luck, you’re in my thoughts. Do your best to take a breath and find a silver lining.