Thank God Schools are Open Today

Holy hell am I happy to get back to work.

As if you didn't know, Chicago was dubbed "ChiBeria" over the past few days and more importantly schools were closed. Some people stayed in and hibernated, watching Overboard (1987) and eating caviar. Others, like my husband, were slaves to the man and dug out to earn a buck. Not Ellis and me. Oh no, we stayed inside and stared each other. Not really, I averted my gaze as much as possible.

We talked about things like time machines and not eating dinner...

...and spent hours crafting the crap out of crafts. Yea, I just wrote that.

I even got to pen a little ditty for the Chicago Tribune's new parenting section, "Just KIDding", with suggestions to keep caretakers  from losing their minds due to a wicked case of "the stir-crazy" (it's a real disease, look it up). If you are a Chicago-land parent, I suggest you check out their site - it's growing on the daily and turning into a substantial resource for families.

Maybe you think I sound like a terrible parent; that's cool. I love the hell out of my kid and I pretty sure the feeling is reciprocal. I also know I am a better parent when we get a little space from one another once in a while. And when we aren't stuck inside for four days in a row acting like complete animals.

p.s. FACT! Snow doesn't turn to ice when you bring it inside.

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