Well, it's official, I'm the worst mom in the world and their dad is obviously the one who really loves them. The kids are planning on filing a grievance with God. Not only are they not going to put me in a nice nursing home when I'm old, they're not even going to stick me on an ice floe in the ocean, they're just going to throw me right in (which instigated the argument over whether or not ocean water can get to 30 below 0 without freezing). So, what mean horrible thing did I do to those innocent little nippers? I refused to go out for Chinese food after church this morning. Apparently, kids are starving in Africa because they don't have all you can eat Chinese buffets in the Congo, at least that's what I was told. And why did I torture my children so? A number of reasons, I assure you. First off, I wasn't feeling good yesterday, and though I'm fine today, after having a touchy stomach the previous day, I really didn't thing filling it with crab Rangoon was in my best interest. Secondly, I just took them shopping and they both got new clothes this week - I know that a lot of people do this on a regular basis, but not us. Usually "new" clothes for my family means we got something from the thrift store, but this week, WE got 2 pair of dress pants and #4 got a new skirt and some Uggs, all with price tags attached and still smelling like sizing, so yeah, I spent actual money on them. Third and most importantly, It's freaking snowing and though the roads weren't bad yet, we're supposed to get 2-6 inches today and I really wanted to be home before things got yucky. So maybe...just maybe, I'll take them next week if the stars are in alignment.
Hubs and Fred made it to Houston without incident this morning. He said that Fred was a good little traveler and Angel #2 called, thrilled to have both her kitties once again.
Hours later....I guess I forgot to publish this, so I'll just continue. We've probably got about 3-4 inches so far and it's still going. Angel #4 and I made a couple of snowmen. She wanted to make 5 of them and say it was One Direction, but I stopped at one, I guess I made Liam and I'll leave her to finish up the group. It's supposed to stop soon, so I think we're good about school tomorrow. We've only got a limited number of snow days built into the year and it would stink to use one up right away at the first snowfall, though I'm sure the kids wouldn't mind.