Snowstorms and Family Trees


CrittersToday started pretty normally. Well, Hufflepuff had midterms today, so she was able to sleep in (no midterms today, no school today). Gryffindor and Ravenclaw weren’t thrilled with getting up while their sister slept in, to put it mildly.

They did get cute Chebe little animal breads, though. That made up for a little of the sadness.

I forgot to record last night’s smart-aleck replies:

Me: I’m at the end of my rope, girls

Gryffindor: Then climb back up.

later, when we repeated it,

Ravenclaw: If you can’t climb up, swing. Swinging is fun.

Yeah, they’re quotable.

Tomorrow is the closing (squeeee!), but we’re in the middle of a snowstorm, so the walk-through and the closing have been switched to afternoon rather than first thing in the morning. School has already been closed for tomorrow, and it’s unlikely I’ll get into work before The Chosen One and I go to the closing.

Family TreeGryffindor’s homework for this week is to make a list of all her living relatives. Including steps. I’m currently at 92. My side of the family is about 85% of that number, her dad’s is much smaller. I’m sure I’m forgetting a couple members of his family, too. She wants to get over 100. I say she marks The Chosen One as her step-dad, that could push her over. But she says that would be cheating, as he isn’t her step-dad yet. She has a point, I guess.

I’m tired, and the above paragraph could be much better with a little work, but one last quote:

Gryffindor: “Mommy, we’re out of Lemonheads. I need more Lemonheads. Go get me more Lemonheads. They aren’t pot, you should be happy.”

The fact that it’s snow storming outside isn’t a deterrent. I suggested she go get them herself, but she won’t go out in the snow in her pjs. Maybe The Chosen One can bring her a couple Lemon Drops from Honeydukes tomorrow.