We have been home bodies and have been spending most of our time wrapping presents, opening presents, watching movies, visiting with family or friends at their home or ours, or as in my last post........ playing video games. Sometimes this is what we need as a vacation,.. to just rest and relax. Well the truth is, this past holiday vacation has been nowhere near relaxing. The stress of the holidays had gotten to us, and so much isolation all together under one roof. My husband and I are snapping at each other, the kids are one minute best friends, the next in a arguing frenzy of flight or fight. During the last two weeks I have worked some, and my oldest daughter has worked some, and the younger kids have gone over to friends houses. But ultimately, it was too much time inside together.
So I peeled and wedged my husband off the couch that had been his vehicle to play video games. I woke my son up and listened to the wining of him and his 13 year old sister saying ,"We want to stay home and play video games" Then I said," if you don't get ready and get in the car you won't be playing them for two weeks." Suddenly, it was a mad rush to get ready and get in the car. There was a last try, squeaky wine of ,"I need to wash clothes before school on Tuesday",coming from my 13 year old daughter. I thought quickly before the storm hit, and replied that "Grandma has a wash machine and to bring the clothes with her."
My kids were bursting with happiness as they slid down the hill. Gales of laughter and shouts of joy! A snow day was just what we all needed.