- Friday, 07 February 2003 09:44
- Peony Moss
I think part of the reason the Washington area falls apart when there’s snow is simply because we are grabbing at an excuse to kick off the usual routine. We’ve had enough snow this winter, though, that people seemed to know what to do with the 6-9 inches we got last night.
But it was enough to close the schools and make everyone late to work. The whole family got to sleep in late, so I am a seriously perkier mommy today. My husband was able to shovel the driveway (and the sidewalks too — thank you, dear) and is catching Seven Little Monsters with the baby before he heads to work.
Unfortunately, since the schools are closed, so is the tiny tots class Hambet is taking through the county. This would have been his third class. During the first two classes, he cried all the way through the Hello Song, but last week his little tears dried much more quickly, and he was talking about class during the week. So I was hoping he was growing accustomed to it.
The class is a manageable size — around ten toddlers with their grown-ups — but even so, ten toddlers make a lot of noise, and after forty-five minutes I think everyone is ready to sing the Good-Bye song before the ten toddlers all disintegrate. If I were a toddler in day care, listening to that constant commotion all day long, I think I would go mad.