Six o'clock already, I was just in the middle of a dream.....
And so I was, this morning, at some time past six. For once, a really great dream about going out for an exciting evening and having to pick out some glamorous clothes and shoes. I was just squirting on some delicious fragrance and then the phone started ringing.....
It kept ringing in my dream until I woke up, and even then I didn't manage to get out of bed to answer it. Neither did The Doctor. But I think we both knew what it was.
Snow. School cancelled.
The Doctor peered out of the window (a bit difficult, considering it was completely covered in wet, crusty snow). "There's quite a bit...." He immediately donned his ski clothes and went outside to do a recce. Ten minutes later he was back, reporting that we were completely snowed in and it would take several hours to dig the driveway and the cars out.
"I'm damned if I'm going to be forced to take a PTO," he muttered. A PTO - or Personal Time Off - is what it was suggested to him that he take last time it snowed and he didn't make it to work. Having spent all day slaving away on his computer at home, while I tried in vain to keep the Littleboys out of his way, he quite rightly refused. After all, why should he take holiday when it was such a furious blizzard that the forecasters were telling everyone not to travel?
This time, he was going to make it in whatever. He zipped up his ski jacket and stomped off to the Long Island Railroad station, where luckily the trains were still running.
I, meanwhile, was huddled under the duvet with my tea, not particularly wanting to face yet another day of being housebound with two manic children. (I wonder if I could take a PTO?). I mean, the snow is pretty, but this is the third time in a fortnight we've had a blizzard. And, we were supposed to be going out for sushi tonight, with a friend from the City who no doubt won't be able to get here now.
Then Littleboy 1 came into the room, yawning. I told him to look out of the window.
"Snow!" He exclaimed in delight. On his face, an expression of undiluted happiness. "We can go SLEDDING!"
Thank goodness for little boys.......