And the fire was so not happening since last season’s soot and logs are still chillin’ in there.
So, what’s a family to do when your street looks like this…
and there’s no hope of going anywhere, anytime soon?
Well for starters, you try not to lose your mind Jack Nicholson style and go all 1980s The Shining crazy on Hubby and the three offspring.
Let me tell you that 48 straight hours of no outside activity is pretty tough when they are constantly running to the window asking to go outside and play in “da buzzard”, and not understanding why playing in near white out conditions is not safe for them (or fun for Mommy).
But, once said buzzard has run it’s course and you have made dough ornaments for every person in your life, played the Wii, the DS, computer games, board games, and hide and go seek, watched 11 episodes of Handy Manny, 9 episodes of Star Wars The Clone Wars, half of the Incredibles, and about 75% of Shark Boy and
gag me with an effing spoon Lava Girl you:
1. Get out your shovels and go to work, or convince #2 that he probably could eat our driveway clean and watch him give it a go…
2. Try your luck at making snow angels and realize that in 19 inches of snow that is easier said than done, and not nearly as much fun as you had imagined.
3. Assemble the entire neighborhood for some serious shredding and for once be happy that you live on a ridiculously steep hill that makes it virtually impossible to get out when it snows, but also makes for some of the best sledding in the hood. Gonna have to charge admission for this next time.