I am also, I must admit, having a wonderful time. I am thrilled to see the pastimes the teenager comes up with when she’s not swamped with homework and rehearsals. My heart is warmed by how beautifully the children are playing together. I am continually amazed by their creativity and resourcefulness.
We are getting the gift of time together — peaceful time, in which there is not much that needs to be done besides watching the snow fall, and keeping one another entertained. How many times in our fast-paced lives do we get this chance? There is no shopping to be done — all the stores are closed. There is nowhere to go — the road isn’t plowed. We can just be together… reading, playing, singing, dancing, telling stories.
I am making a concerted effort to let go of my irritation over the piles of boots. Before we know it, this crazy winter will be nothing but memories. And so far, we’re storing up some pretty good ones.
Stay cozy, everyone. And if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by our play dough bakery, where the baguettes are “scrumptious!”