I have no flip or humorous comments to offer concerning the weather. I have decided, though, that Old Man Winter is much more to blame for this than is Mother Nature. Men are much more stubborn, and this is The Winter That Never Ends, apparently.
So, what to do when you are snowed in for the four BILLIONTH time with your child or your children?
Treasure them for the joy that they are, of course.
It's either that, or, you know, allow them to slowly but surely drive you insane.
I am blessed to have an amazing daughter. Still, sometimes the things that come out of her innocent mouth are quite ridiculous. So on a snowy spring day with not much else to do, I present, for your entertainment:
Actual sayings by our eight-going-on-nine-year-old daughter, Kaliah.
1. My favorite so far this year: "It only takes one person to mind the business." I can't remember the exact context of this quote, but she said it shortly after New Year's and Rashieme and I bring it up frequently. And true: if the whole world had Kaliah's attitude, how much more peaceful would planet Earth be?
2. While cooking breakfast for Rashieme: "These are going to be the best eggs Dad's ever tasted. Except for the ones he makes. They're way better." Hash tag, Chef Problems. At least we tried.
3. After Kaliah finally admitted to forgetting about a cup of apple juice that the cat consequently knocked over:
Me: "All you had to do was say, I'm sorry, Mom. I forgot."
Rashieme: "Yeah. Instead of making a bunch of excuses." Looks my way. (Guilty as charged,
by the way and FYI). "Wonder who she gets that from?"
Kaliah: "From you, Dad. You just gave an excuse."
Rashieme: "No, I didn't. Kaliah, do you even know what an excuse is? Or are you just talking?"
Me: "Wonder who she gets that from."
4. "That dumb cat is so smart!"
5. Accompanied by the picture below and followed by evil laughter: "This is the perfect snowball. It's glorious!"
Happy Hump Day, Er'rybody! Don't worry, warmer days are coming! (Aren't they? I mean, like, don't they have to be?)