I felt so bad for the kids this afternoon. I let them sleep in. In the interest of getting the grocery shopping done before the afternoon and avoiding the pre-Patriots game rush, we skipped having our traditional Sunday breakfast at Donut Fresh Express with a promise of lunch once groceries were unpacked.
CBear and I brought everything back and together with Abita and Timbo we got everything unloaded. We decided that at 1 o'clock we would go to Chili's in Nashua and from there over to the Nashua Conway Arena for ice skating. Everyone got their stuff together. We were about to load into the van and I opened the garage door.
What a difference that hour made! When CBear and I came home from Mahket Basket, the roads were dry. Now suddenly they were... shiny. And not just wet shiny. I stepped out to judge the driveway. It was slick ice underneath rain.
Earlier in the day I had already broken the news to them that the dinner at a friend's house was cancelled because of an illness there. Now I had to tell them that we can't safely leave the house.
We improvised some last minute lunches. CBear and I tried to make something of the afternoon by watching Roman Holiday. It was amusing watching the opening credits: "and introducing Audrey Hepburn". The twins played some video games. But Timbo found the movie "boring". Yes, sorry buddy. It's not as exciting as Top Gear or Doctor Who.
After the movie CBear helped Timbo get out of his funk by bringing out pastels for them to work with. Perhaps we'll have a Just Dance marathon later. I just pray that this ice doesn't build up and cause power outages. After the movie this afternoon I did a quick scan of Teh Bookface and saw numerous incidents reported locally. I believe skipping the trip to Nashua was probably a good idea.