I’ve been snowed in with my children before, including my husband on a rare occasions but this time I added my twin grandchildren and a cat to the mix. I saw the weather issue getting bad a little more clearly than some did and made a grandmother decision that if my daughter and her husband couldn’t get home for the night that the kids needed to be at my house instead of a the babysitter’s house. I picked them up a 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday and they didn’t leave again until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. A bee hive had less activity.
I also had my husband and two sons during this time. There is something about snow on the ground that makes everyone hungry and crave sweets. Therefore, I cooked more than I usually do. The cat was needy also. He couldn’t get happy with the grandkids giving him their form of love and he didn’t like the cold so I spent a good deal of time letting him in an out of the house. I finally give up on getting any writing done.
It was great to see so much of my family, and everyone was safe which is what really counts, but it was also nice to see them all leave on Friday morning. The snow is still on the ground but we are moving around again.
How do you fare when you are penned up with your family for an extend length of time?