Our day was awesome, start to finish. It's days like these I feel like I can change the world (cue Asia music). As a stay at home mom, I get tired and worn out because I am literally at my job 24/7. Our Hurricane Day was just what I needed to recharge. It helps that my children are great and they are best friends. They literally played all day long. The morning started out with a rare treat of getting to watch a TV show. Jake and the Neverland Pirates has been a favorite lately. It's a good compromise for the kids since there is a 3 year age difference. After an episode of Jake, the playing began. We made cookies and pancakes with playdoh, baked real cookies, painted pictures, built a fort, did several science experiments, played wizards and witches, sang and danced (because no day is complete without that in our house), colored, wrote spells, and read. That was all before Daddy came home. I didn't just play all day, while doing all the things with the kids, I also, vacuumed and mopped (these things were a must because I knew we were going to have lunch on the floor in our fort), cleaned the kitchen, did all the laundry, got dinner in the crock pot, cooked up a squash and made soup, paid bills, organized my parents and the babysitter since trick or treating was rescheduled to Saturday, cleaned the basement, pulled out the snow boots for the kids, went through Sunshine's shoes to figure out what she's outgrown, did a little paperwork, and then helped Monster with some homework (couldn't be all play and no work). Again, all before Daddy came home. It was the rare kind of day where everything you set out to accomplish actually got accomplished plus so much more.
Hurricane Sandy has caused massive amounts of devastation. Yet, at our house, she brought us all together. She reminded us how lucky we all are to have each other, to have our home, and to be safe. She gave us a day to recharge and regroup. She made us appreciate the small moments that really matter.