NO… I won’t do that (maybe) but I can hear the voice of Rosemary Clooney, now. And here’s a rockin’ mix-up for those of you that may have adoration for the 1954 classic, “White Christmas” like I do (and mom, I’m talking to you) .
But really, folks, if you live in the ‘Lou, you’re FULLY aware that we have operation Lockdown Snowdown, today. It’s NUTS. If you’re from a northern state (like our family members in Michigan), you may just guffaw at the fact that we’ve shut down over 765 schools/businesses with nothing but dirt on the ground. “Yep, it’s a comin’!” And nope, I am NOT complaining that it’s an official “Snowday”.
What does a snowday mean for this lady? It means breakfast in more than 15 minutes- no gathering books, bags, lunches, shoes and outdoor gear in a mad shuffle while chugging a cup of coffee and cramming an English Muffin down my throat. It means an hour of reading Gone Girl (because that’s the guaranteed span of time available while the boy is in “quiet time”) and it also means that I have to be wildly creative (as to not go insane) for the other 11 hours of the day.
How have we gotten through this before? Super Hero Day, Shrek Day, Beach Day… you get it… “themes” are key, here.
So what is on the plate for THIS particuar day? In honor of my giving up motivation for Lent, we will do nothing. Okay, that’s not gonna happen… I have a six year old, c’mon.
Eh Hem… in honor of this snowday, we will be having a “Little Chef” day.
We’re going to cook our pants off (stay tuned for a post in the future?!).
Yes, I’ve already got the gear ready to make a man-chef out of my little boy. Have I mentioned that a man in the kitchen is like having The Lumineers play at your birthday party? Awesome. And… since I’m officially in charge of molding the young man that dwells in my presence (because of my housing him in the womb for 9 months of my life), it’s my motherly “duty” to have him twirling knives and chopping kale by age 10.
So weather your day is filled with ice or sun, enjoy it. Make it a “theme” day… even if your theme is “Sit in office chair and reheat leftovers day”, embrace it.