Icemageddon

All last week we were waiting and preparing for a winter storm to hit the DFW area. We did our grocery shopping early in the week so we could hunker down once the city became a large skating rink. Friday morning we woke up to four inches of ice. It looked like snow, but it really wasn’t.

Icemaggedon 2013

School was cancelled and David worked from home. Flynn and I slept in. The older kids were up at dawn as usual. I made homemade pizza for lunch and we had slow-cooked chili for dinner. We made some Christmas ornaments. Watched Christmas movies and listened to a lot of music. That was day one.

Icemaggedon 2013

Day two consisted of homemade brownies, slow-cooked meatball soup, more movies, more music, and some organizing of the house.

Icemaggedon 2013

Day three cabin fever started to set in. I was done being productive and tired of chasing Flynn off the stairs every three minutes. Irelyn spent most of the day asking to go outside. David shoveled the now slightly melted snow off the driveway so we could get the girls to school and him to work on Monday.

Then, on day four, school was cancelled again. David’s company announced his building would open late. We made pizza again, and I contemplated busting out some pretzels, but the idea of rolling them turned me off from the idea. I got smart and blocked the stairs with the pack ‘n’ play, so all I had to deal with was Flynn and his fascination with the fireplace. The girls fought like crazy. Grayson played video games. Eventually I gave up, and relinquished control of Netfilx to the kids. They watched a lot of weird shows based on toys. Around two I checked our street and noticed that pretty much all the ice had melted, which was good because we had a Girl Scout meeting at the firehouse that night.

Basically, I was on Facebook a lot. I whined. I felt trapped. Some people misunderstood what the white stuff on the ground was and wished they had gotten some. Which made me irrationally angry because it wasn’t snow. Snow doesn’t {usually} completely shut down the area we live in. You can still function in snow, but inches and inches of ice is NOT the same.

Whatever the case, we survived what has been dubbed “Icemaggedon” and all we got were some homemade brownies.

PS: School was cancelled again today. This momma’s not going to have any hair left once the kids go back to school. It’s not like I can just send them outside to play while I take a moment for myself…

Lacey
I'm a California native who planted her roots in Texas, and am happily raising four little nerds with my big nerd. When I'm not cuddled on the couch with them watching Doctor Who or Star Wars I can be found getting my work completed for my BFA in Creative Writing, reading, baking, or crafting. Find me on Instagram @lilmissnerdgirl!
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  1. Looks freezing but awesome!