Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What do you mean school is canceled?

A new-found part of my life is "Megan time."  This is a magical time that occurs when all of my children are in school at the same time and I don't have to be participating in the classroom or going to an appointment or getting into the office or running errands for someone.  It is a precious delicate thing that can be shattered by so many things.  One of the kids is sick.  Two of the kids are sick.  A mom at the preschool is sick and needs a sub.  The teacher at the preschool is sick and needs a sub.  You get the picture.

New problem today though.  Snow.  Preschool canceled.  Boo.

I love my children.  I love spending time with my children.  I really, really do.  But when you have your heart set on two blissful hours of quiet and solitude with the gleaming hope of uninterrupted writing time...well.

Oh well.  I'm sure I'll get some time to myself next week.

Did someone just cough?


  1. From distant memory, I can't remember that free time happening. :-)

  2. Oh dear, at least when they are ill they don't play up as much. Can you manage to write sat next to them on the couch? Says me, jumping on here in the middle of the night from insomnia. At least its uninterrupted time ;)

  3. Megan, I well remember those days! I completely understand the (guilty) disappointment of losing your me-time. But my perspective has changed. My kids are teenagers now, and I get more time away from them then I want. So nowadays when school is cancelled, I am grateful for a day of movies and games and conversation with some of my very favorite people in the world. Who knows? Maybe those little guys will give you a great story idea while they're home :)

  4. The only way to plan when you have young kids is to just not plan at all. (From someone who should learn to take her own advice!)