The initial thought of a snow day sounds nice.

Then, you have one.  And, you pray and pray that school is open the next day.  That’s today.  It’s not.  For the love.

I did my best to keep the little people entertained yesterday.  I even let them make edible playdough.


That would be blue food coloring that when mixed with tan colored dough looks like something that just came out of Shrek’s nose.  Sorry.  It’s true.

And, yes.  I did taste it.  Once.

Of course, after hearing all morning how they just had to play outside, I gave in, despite the arctic-like temperature.  At least, arctic where I come from.


It was co-oh-old.  So, I wished them well and headed back in like a good mother.  John Henry wasn’t too far behind me.  “It is fa-fa-freezing out there,” he commented as he came back inside.

“Johnry!!!”  That would be the littlest Takle still outside crying, because her brother was done with the cold.  She’s a brave one.  Much to her chagrin, she came back inside.



And, ate the sleet off of her jeans.


 At this point, I had to make a decision if it was more dangerous braving the icy road conditions or staying cooped up at home with two little people.

So, we loaded up….  Okay, Kris came home, and we went to CVS.  ‘Cause that’s how we roll. 

Kris promised the kids he would take them back outside, because he knew mom was D-O-N-E.  They made snow, pardon, sleet angels.


Yes, Anna’s pants are on backwards.  And, so were her underwear, but that’s another story.  “I like them backwards!”  She claims. 

Today, we are getting out and going to the movies.  I don’t care how much those Jr. Mints will cost.   Must.Get.Out.

The sweet little fire and hot chocolate just aren’t cutting it any more.  I’m entering my own personal state of emergency that only the Goose can cure. 

You know I kid.  Sort of.

What do you do when you are cooped up in the house?




Filed under Kid Stuff, parenting, Randomness

7 responses to “The initial thought of a snow day sounds nice.

  1. Write, clean, catch up on reading blogs. Amazing stuff like that.

  2. gayla

    remember….you are making memories…how fun!!!

  3. Dusty Takle

    Gayla, I’ll keep that in mind. In the meantime, I will self-medicate with Jr. Mints at the movies.

  4. This was really cute Dusty! When my children were little like yours, they cut out stuff on construction paper, colored, watch tv, played hide and seek, when we were stuck inside because of rain. We believed in naps?
    Time out for Mommy is in, I have heard. lol

  5. Judy

    I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee SNOW!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Amanda Morgan

    I drive to work come hell or high water!! Jim just thinks I’m devoted to my job…

  7. JOY


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