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If You Stay Home With Your Children on a Snow Day
February 25, 2013 - Jennifer Brookens
"If You Stay Home With Your Children on a Snow Day" (with apologies to Laura Numeroff)
If you stay home with your children on a snow day, you will think you can get some work done.
If you think you can get some work done, the children will fight over something silly.
You will try to distract and separate them.
One will want to go outside and build a snowman.
You will need to find hats, boots, snowpants and gloves, and another set for the snowman, too.
You will get lost in the depths of the hall closet and a forgotten board game will fall on your head.
The children will want to set it up to play.
The favorite board piece and spinner are missing.
You remember you hid them when they fought over the game the last time they played it.
You go to the "fought over toys" cabinet to find them.
While there, the children will get a glimpse of their leftover Valentine's Day candy.
You feed them some to fend them off from finding all the other toys that start fights.
The sugar kicks in, and they begin fighting again anyway.
In the middle of the fight, the phone rings. It's your interview for the day.
You hide in the van parked in the garage to do the interview in peace.
When completed, you realize you've been locked out of the house.
You find the emergency key 15 minutes later, which was moved from its original place to the basket on a Big Wheel.
When you get back in, both are peacefully watching a favorite TV show together.
You sneak past the TV room to get some work done... And the children start to fight again.
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