Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Snow Day

Em broke off 6 of her brackets, so we had an appointment at 7 this morning to get them glued back on.  That means that I had to get up at 5:15, and have the kids up by 5:45 so we could be out the door by 6:15 to head to Junior's school to drop him off.  Add in snow and ice and the fact that no matter what the orthodontist doesn't close, and we were on our way.

First I had to clean up Sammy's accident.  Abs found it first, when she walked straight through the puddle, and walked around the house to find me and tell me that Sammy peed.  Cleaned up that 2 miles mess of wet footprints, and started getting Junior up.

After not having had to wake up early for the last few months, he refused to get out of bed because "It's not a brand new day, it's dark".  I managed to dress him while he slept since he disrobed during the night. 

We finally get the dog walked, kids bundled up, and headed out to the warm car.  (I love living in a place where I don't have to worry my car will get stolen!)

The roads weren't bad, so I dropped Junior off at school, and we headed to the orthodontist.  Abs decides to hole herself up in the bathroom at the ortho office, the only bathroom, while kids waited to brush their teeth.  They glued all of Em's brackets back on and then she told me that she had food stuck behind the wire, so she was jamming her toothbrush behind the wire and the brackets were popping off.  Are you kidding me?  I explained the finer points of dental floss, again, and reminded her that this did not match her story of them "mysteriously popping off for no reason while she was doing absolutely nothing". 

We head home, and at this point the two hour delay has turned into school being cancelled.  We were all hungry so we headed to Cracker Barrel.  Everyone was well-behaved, and everything was going smoothly till Abs proceeded to throw up all over the table.  Since I am not mother of the year, the first words out of my mouth were "Try to hit the plate" and "You better not be contagious!".  Typical.

We left after a very sincere apology.  The roads had gotten worse, so we are at home, with the girls quarantined in their rooms until it's time to go get Junior.  I've got tons of homework to do, and the snow is really coming down now.  It's starting to accumulate but is still little flakes.  I miss those big flakes that we had in Germany!

Off to hit the books....


Wife of a Sailor said...

My cousin lives in Boulder and said 18 inches were expected. Ugh, I feel sorry for you. Living in Michigan, I'm used to it, but not in October!

Sara said...

Oh my... that sounds like a rough day. And I love the response about the new day!

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a day!! Hopefully things go more smoothly!

The Mrs. said...

I've said those very words too. So two of us will be up for mother of the year. We are quite the competition!

and im still waiting for those links : )

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Wow! That sounds like a rough day! Hope you don't get snowed in!

Full of Heart said...

If I remember correctly popping off your brackets (accident or not) was quite a painful affair, she must be determined!
Not that she should be rewarded for doing so, but have you considered a water pic? I had one when I had my braces, and while it was super gross, it amazingly got all the nastiness that gets caught in braces un-caught from said braces. I think they're like $20, you could have her earn one through chores?