Back To School…

This morning, as soon as I stumbled out of bed, I logged on to our local news station’s website and checked for school closings. Yippee – local schools were NOT closed today.

The Princess attends preschool only three days a week, and schools were closed both Monday and Tuesday. While this could have been a fun thing, as The Princess has two buddies that attend school on an opposite schedule, it wasn’t – because those two buddies were both SICK. From Friday afternoon through yesterday morning, we never left our house. Snow and blowing snow, as well as blizzard conditions, white outs, and nasty roads kept us housebound and let me tell you: We were ALL feeling it.

I caved on my tv rule and just let the girls watch copious amounts of Dora, Pinky Dinky Doo, Diego, Backyardigans. What else is there to do?! The Princess and I baked quite a bit. Played several games of Uno. Pumpkin and I read some stories together. Sang some songs.

But yesterday? I couldn’t take it anymore. I told my sister, “I don’t care if I have to drive 2 mph the whole way there, we’re going to Target!” The roads were still a bit messy, the drive was still a bit slow, but the diversion was a welcome relief for us all. We picked up some things we needed, plus some things we wanted (such as a Magic Wand from Target’s Dollar Spot — I hate dollar stores, but Love Target’s Dollar Spot). Oh, and made a Starbucks stop. For two blissful hours, we were side tracked from the monotony of the last several days.

And then we got home.

Again, The Princess wanted to call so-and-so and what’s-his-name, and again, we found out that they were both still too sick to play. Again, pouting ensued.

It didn’t break my heart when the other carpool mom came to pick her up this morning. I love my daughter, I really do – but she definitely needed a change of scenery, and I definitely needed some downtime. Pumpkin is blissfully snoozing, and I am relishing the sound of silence.

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. I know it may be horrible, but the thought of Summer vacation terrifies me at this point. BabyGirl was so unglued over Christmas break, I don’t know what we’re going to do!!

  2. Target’s Dollar Spot is definitely cool.

    We never did get an entire day out of school for that storm. We’ve been delayed every day this week between the cold, the wind, and the snow. We ended up with about 6 or 7 inches of snow by Tuesday around 3:00. We’re off to buy sleds tonight. Being in the south for the last 3 years, we havn’t had any use for them, and this is our first good snowfall this year. As cold as it is, I’m sure it’ll be around for awhile.

  3. Love Target’s Dollar Spot.

    Sarah, you can’t get to me by clicking on my name anymore. You have to type in my link

    I’ve messed it up by putting my cousins blog on with my others. It’s a long story.

    We’ve got a contest at Nudge-Nudge if you’d like to participate.


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