Written by Emily
Maybe you heard that a Polar Vortex had parts of the country in the kind of death grip you’d expect from a comic book villain? While I was learning how to take screen shots of the temperature on my phone, I was also learning a little bit about snow days from the other side…the parent side.
4 number of snow days before kids get a crazed glint in their eyes.
47 number of minutes it takes to get the kids ready to play in the snow.
32 number of minutes kids play in the snow.
15 number of minutes before someone gets a snowball in the face.
5 number of minutes spent consoling victim and dissuading epic revenge.
2,327 times I repeat myself before someone, anyone answers me. This might be a slight exaggeration, but I doubt it.
1 number of socks, shoes or gloves available at any given time.
98 organizational strategies put to work to match socks, shoes and gloves.
0 number of organizational strategies that stuck.
2,354 number of times I said some variation of “hurry!”, “take your time”, “be careful”, “not so fast”, “wait!”
0 number of times the kids and I moved at the same pace.
72 number of times I picked up the same toy from different parts of the house.
8 number of times I tried to turn cleaning into a game.
3 number of times it worked.
125 minutes in Frozen.
5,278 times I’ve heard my girls sing “Let it Go”
5,276 number of times before I lost my mind.
6 number of Pinterest projects planned.
3 number of projects finished without tears.
0 number of projects that included glitter of any kind.
4 number of snow days we survived.
4 number of snow days I wondered if we would.
52 number of days until spring.