My daughter had been looking forward to a dance at the school for the last week and a half. They have half days on Fridays, so we had plenty of time to get ready. She picked out her dress 2 weeks ago and just this past week we had picked up tights and shoes. Did I mention that my daughter is 9 and this dance was being called The Daddy/Daughter, Mommy/Son Sweetheart Dance? Not only did we have everything that 4 out of the 6 in our family needed in order to be dressed up, but my Husband had to switch around a class in order to attend the dance.
On Friday I picked the kids up and went straight home, both of the two older kids took a shower and that was the start of the chaos. After my own shower, my daughter and I painted our nails a beautiful bright red. Okay I only did my toes, but my daughter did both her toes and fingers. Next came our hair, I did a nice up do on my daughter and she had a bunch of curls hanging down, for me I just straightened my hair and I thought it turned out quite nice. My daughter and I did make-up and then it was time to get dressed. We decided boys have it so much easier when it comes to getting ready for a dance and had a great laugh.
All 4 of us got dressed, packed a bag for the 2 younger boys to take with them to the baby sitter's house, and we were out the door.
Now between picking up the kids and us being ready to leave the house, it had started to snow, the weather had turned much cooler, and the wind started to blow. Yes, when backing out of the driveway we put the truck into 4WD! About 2 miles from our house, which was about 45 minutes until dance time, my phone rang. It was the school calling to tell us that due to weather conditions they were cancelling the dance and it was rescheduled for next Friday.
Yes! When I heard that I said out loud "Are you kidding me?" Not that I didn't understand the reasons for cancelling since we had just witnessed not 1 but 2 vehicles having a horrific time trying to go over a bridge, but because of the short notice and the fact that we were already on our way to baby sitter's house to drop the boys off.
All the sudden we had kids crying because they were looking forward to something. 2 looking forward to the dance and 2 looking forward to going over and playing with the baby sitter's children.
Around here we have been having some great weather for it being winter, but this snow was not a surprise, in fact they had been talking about it all day, so why such short notice?
Anyway to help the kids feel a little better, my Husband decided to go out to dinner at one of our favorite places, and after we stopped at my parent's house to show off and take pictures.
Hopefully next Friday will be a nice day and we can finally go to the dance!