Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Snow Day vs. Snow Delay

We live where there are mountains and where snow days are a regular occurrence.  I now work in a school district in a far lower elevation and at a more southern location, hence there is less severe weather there.  Today Mr. Lime and Isaac had a snow day.  I only had a two hour delay.  I was a little envious of their chance to stay home in front of the fire as I drove out into the muck (fortunately our road was plowed in time for me to go to work otherwise I can not get down the hill we live on).

In the middle of my day I received a text message reading, "Hope you're having a good day at work," with the following picture.


Understanding that this was a not so subtle attempt to get a rise out of me I responded, "I'm having a great day because I know having all three of you at home while I am at work means I will return to a spotless house with dinner already in the works."

Since Calypso has been doing some of the cooking I didn't think much of the follow up question as to what was to be cooked for dinner.  However, I continued on my theme of unrealistic expectations and said the menu should be French onion soup followed by a spinach salad with a light vinaigrette.  The entree should be crab cakes with roasted fingerling potatoes and steamed veggies.  Dessert was to be a warm chocolate lava cake.  Of course I assumed I'd be getting nothing of the sort.

When I arrived, the house had been vacuumed and de-cluttered and the bathroom had been cleaned.  Dinner involved frozen crab cakes, spinach salad, baked potatoes........and chocolate lava cake.

It was a very nice surprise and made schlepping off through the slush and muck kind of worth it.

20 comments:

Stephen Hayes said...

I'm glad you came home to a clean house and prepared dinner. It shows the respect they have for you.

silly rabbit said...

That's pretty darned close! Good job limelings!
I have been doing some back reading and catching up. I am so very thrilled that you are working in a school in the library now! Yay! Yay! Yay!
Wishes do really come true. =:]

Craig said...

Wow! Yer kids must've been really bored. . .

Either that, or they're just the most amazing kids ever. . .

Prolly the latter, now as I think on it. . .

;)

That corgi :) said...

Nice they listened to you :) Sounds like a good menu too! I rather have a snow day over a snow delay day since its such a hassle sometimes to be there for just a few hours if they delay opening of school. When we lived in Montana, there was never either of them; they never closed the schools, which as a parent I liked it because I knew they were going to school regardless of the weather, but as a child.....they wanted at least one or two school days a year.....

stay safe!

betty

coopernicus said...

a little glimmer in the craziness...nice

Leave It To Davis said...

aww, that was really sweet of them! I hope you made a big huge deal out of it so they will want to do it again!

Bijoux said...

LOL! I love both the photo they sent AND that they attempted to meet your dinner demands!

haphazardlife said...

Do you think your family could adopt me?

Jim said...

I, too, always like it when my own teenaged, self-absorbed, over-indulged, slacker progeny . . . or my beloved spouse . . . somehow surprise me with some small act of thoughtfulness.

Without being asked 8 times :-)

XO

Kat said...

WOW!!! Ask and you shall receive, huh? Going into work was SO worth it, wasn't it? Awesome. :)
I thought that text and photo was kinda mean but they certainly made up for it. And then some! Well done, family! :)

Daryl said...

may i borrow your cooks/housekeepers? mine is at home all the time and all i get when i get home is a warm welcome .. ;)

Craver Vii said...

*thud*

(I just fainted.)

G-Man said...

You keep frozen crab cakes on hand?
Dang Trini, is your last name Rockefeller?

Rob said...

Wow! What a bunch of suck-ups you live with! ;-D

Did I miss it or did you forget to mention that Mr. Lime offered you a foot rub as well?!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Good for your kids for stepping up to the plate!

Suldog said...

I would not have expected any other end to the story. Nice mothers usually have nice children, and you're one of the nicest folks I've ever met!

Jocelyn said...

Are you effing kidding me? THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT.

You demanded. They delivered.

Dave said...

That was very nice of your family to respond to your "requests" Michelle - Dave

Logophile said...

Awwwa, what good babies.
It is always nice to get those unexpected rays of sunshine on a snowy day
;)

Maria said...

And I feel guilty if I ask for chicken noodle soup. Obviously, I need to set the bar higher.