Monday, December 22, 2008

Dear Santa, Please Bring Me Sanity

The snow has been fun, but it isn't going away anytime soon. And here are the realities:
  • Our car is buried and the roads are treacherous, so, obviously, no driving
  • My child's naps (my primary source of sanity) have been spotty at best
  • My gym is open, but its daycare (my secondary source of sanity) is closed
  • My (and Riley's) friends (another important source of sanity) within walking distance have left town for Christmas
  • The real clincher: my stroller can't really get through the 12-inch snowdrifts, limiting us to Riley's walking-in-the-freezing-snow threshold–approximately four blocks
Result: The Perfect Storm has created the Perfect Mommy's-About-to-Go-Crazy Storm

Help!

6 comments:

Lucy, Marc and Katie said...

I heard they've canceled all sorts of flights into and out of PDX. This storm is crazy! Good luck. I was stuck home all day yesterday and I completely reorganized our office. How is that for Holiday fun???

Emma said...

Hang in there. I haven't gone anywhere for 3 days. I'm getting antsy! We did go for a walk yesterday - but we don't have snow clothes, and jeans get wet quickly when the boys are jumping in the snow. I hope I can get out today while we have a break in the snow.

liss said...

Dear Santa,

Please bring my friend Kathryn oodles of sanity.

Thanks.
~Lissie

p.s. I've been really good this year!

Tober Family said...

The pros and cons to snow!!

A Good Husband said...

I heart moms with toddlers.

Here's to hoping that Lissie and I can make it back to Portland. We're driving a U-Haul through Idaho and Eastern Oregon.

We miss you two. Stay sane and have a Merry Christmas.

hmerrill said...

I'm impressed that Riley can make it 4 blocks. Maybe if you keep at it, she'll be up to 5 before long.