February 16, 2021

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  • Another snow day, but also a school day. I let the kids sleep in a little bit this morning, but it didn't take long for everyone to wake up because it was super bright with the sun shining off of the snow. 
  • Campbell and Keaton were on a mission to finish their school and head outside as soon as they could this morning. They even did spelling with each other-that was fine with me and maybe I can teach them how to do spelling with each other from here on out.
  • Now once Whitman realized that people were going outside, he started to melt down. I had him do two more pages before releasing him. Yes, he still has school to do, but yes it only snows once every so often around here. 
  • Anderson was out soon after that. I think that Graham even headed out for a little bit after finishing his school work. When the kids started trickling in, Whitman never came. And he never came and he never came. Word was that he said he knew that when he came in, he would have to work on his school work.
  • Campbell and Keaton eventually joined him back outside, and they played for another hour before he finally did come in. I didn't make him do school work right away, but I did feed him lunch (it was 2 by now) and soon we did some Bible study work since we are a day or two behind.
  • I eventually manged to get on a the treadmill while Reagan was in the kitchen baking. Reagan worked and worked and worked all afternoon long on her frog cake. It is pretty impressive if I do say so myself. She had a picture, and hers is just about as good as the picture. 
  • She headed outside possibly to avoid cleaning the kitchen. By this time in the afternoon the neighbors were out so Campbell, Keaton, Whitman and Graham were also outside. The neighbors went in after 5, so my crew did as well. I am glad to report that we still have not lost any fingers or toes to frostbite-I was certainly thinking that might just happen yesterday. Though Whitman has the hardest time keeping his chin warm and usually comes in because his "chin is cold."
  • We did have a bit of excitement this afternoon when Whitman looked at me and said that there was something dripping on him. Robby and I had both seen the same facebook post moments earlier about someones house leaking so we were standing up staring at the ceiling in no time. Even though we were pretty sure there were no pipes above where Whitman was sitting, Robby still took his flashlight and went looking. After a good search and even feeling the ceiling, we finally decided that Graham who was walking in from outside at the time, must have splashed some water/snow onto Whitman causing the ensuing panic.
  • Supper tonight was chicken nuggets and mashed potatoes. That was a perfect supper to watch while we all watched the Razorbacks in the living room. During half time we set up the dog crate. Man, it is huge-practically takes over my bedroom. Our lives are getting ready to change around here for sure!
  • Maybe that is why I was vacuuming the baseboards today-I am nesting in preparation for a dog or maybe I am just going stir crazy. Either way, I don't feel like this house is clean enough to add one more messy member. We are going to have to go back to a real chore chart around here.
  • After the game was over, I played a few rounds of poker with a few of the kids. I could probably count that as school work since poker could definitely count as a life skill. I guess that I will spend the rest of the evening looking at the weather and looking outside-I have loved the snow and always want more, but maybe this time I don't want anymore...or maybe I do want a lot more.

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