My kids haven't been to school since the morning of Friday, February 5th . . . more than 10 days ago. I can barely remember that far back. All that has happened. And not happened.
No "going outside" to play. No bikes to ride. No toads to catch. No friends to visit. No Christmas presents to soak up extra time . . .
No unmeasured time to peruse the blogs. No quiet in which to write a thoughtful post. No "good" talks on the telephone. No unrushed cups of coffee. No unaccompanied trips. anywhere. I haven't been alone in ten-and-a-half days. Understand?
There is now a 2 hour delay in the start back to school today. Why? No reason. Literally. One inch of snow was forecasted yesterday. Blessedly, it never came. Now, for the sake of all that is good and holy, we need some routine. We need . . . school.
A Short Story...
10 hours ago