The Ultimate Not-So-Helpful Guide to Hunkering Down with Kids

In case you need to hunker down for a hurricane, blizzard, or random storm coming your way…

STEP 1:

Buy wine

STEP 2:

Buy junk food

STEP 3:

Devour all the wine and junk food before the hurricane, blizzard, or storm comes. Because who really has that much self-control?

STEP 4:

Return to the store and grab the lone can of tuna that is left among the empty shelves.

STEP 5:

Wait in line at three gas stations with your minivan full of kids because you didn’t get gas at the beginning of the week.

STEP 6:

Watch every News Source/Facebook post and convince yourself you need more milk and bread.

STEP 7:

Go back to the grocery store and buy more Oreos because the milk and bread were gone two days ago.

STEP 8:

Tell yourself that you are excited to slow down and enjoy quality family time. What a great opportunity to connect as a family without being “plugged in”. Pat yourself on the back for being an awesome mom.

STEP 9:

Have your child start crying that their ear really hurts. Because if the doctor’s office is closed for the next three days your child WILL become sick.

STEP 10:

Booby-trap your refrigerator with bells. If the power goes out, this will keep you from yelling at your child 1,500 times to STOP OPENING THE FRIDGE.

STEP 11:

When the storm finally comes, decide that living “unplugged” is overrated. Give your child the iPad and snuggle up on the couch with your Oreos.

Ashley

Hi, I’m Ashley! Thanks for stopping by! I am wife to my favorite guy, mom to three amazing kids, and lover of all things chocolate. Stick around to find out why being a mom is messy work, why God’s grace trumps all, and why nothing is more important than loving God and loving others.

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