Well, this certainly ain’t Colorado, but it’s not too shabby for Oklahoma. Definitely enough to get school cancelled here. And it’s cold. Seriously cold. So cold that the section of our house that doesn’t have a working heater is officially closed for family use for the time being. That’s okay, though. We moved the little TV we keep upstairs (I know, gasp in horror, but I’m not sorry…) down to the usually TV-less living room and all six kids are snuggled together in blankets watching a little Bedknobs and Broomsticks and reveling in the joy that there is no school tomorrow. Okay, so the two who are homeschooled on Friday aren’t really reveling in much and all of us aren’t really reveling in the fact that the boys are also on a snow day tomorrow, but that’s okay. We’ll still make the most of it and hope our sneaky 4yo stays visible for most of the day…
Day 5 of the December Photo Project
For the past two years the moms of Maddie’s class have gotten together for a Christmas ornament exchange in early December. I don’t know if they’ve been doing this for a long time, or if it was just the past two years. I couldn’t go the first year, but I went last year and there was a decent turn out, so I thought it was something they all really liked to do. The family who hosted is no longer with our school, so I decided to offer to organize it for this year. Turns out, I guess it was more something those moms liked to do together and not necessarily something they wanted to keep up for the sake of tradition. The response to Maddie’s class was pretty low (as in: nobody), so I offered it to Chloe’s class as well. In the end, there were three of us there. We met at Vintage Coffee on Tuesday morning and we had the BEST conversation. It was a lovely time with two moms I don’t normally get to spend time with and I started thinking that maybe I should offer to host class-specific mom coffee dates every so often like once a quarter or something. It was fantastic. And as an added bonus, I came home with this lovely Christmas ornament too.
In the end, I’m not so sure about keeping up with the ornament exchange thing, even though it was fun in the past. It may be something to just let go of. But the time with moms from my kids classes? Definitely something to continue pursuing.
Day 4 of the December Photo Project