I was busy working . . .
Yesterday I was seeing patients, mind not unlike water when I received a text from the school: “Please come pick up your child immediately due to weather. Also, no school Wednesday.”
And then about 20 minutes later, “Also, no school Thursday.”
So I moved all of my patients to Friday and am bracing myself instead for 2 days of solo parenting, as I don’t feel like I can ask our nanny to drive in (she lives ~30 min away) when schools are closed.
(The hospital remains open though I think most outpatient offices are doing telehealth or closing. They did open a day care for essential employees but I think that’s largely for inpatient).
SO. Ummmm. I can’t exactly say that I have the most positive attitude about it all, having just emerged (barely) victorious from a solo parenting weekend. But it is what it is.
Activities we are planning:
- Playing “store” (this is what kids are currently doing)
- Homework (well . . now I have time to help C with his project! Silver lining?)
- Some decluttering
- Cookie baking (thankfully I think we have all necessary ingredients on hand – possibly these)
- Workout (for me) while the kids watch something
- Some iPad time
If we lose power . . . OMG. Let’s just hope that grid stays strong!
You may not have heard of Cooper City. But it’s actually the small suburb where we live (between Davie / Pembroke Pines / Southwest Ranches)! We had a tornado warning which blared on my phone and when I went to the local news to check it out it turned out it was . . . here. The track ended up running ~1 mi east of where we live, but still – scary! I brought the kids into my windowless closet for that one as there are no basements in FL.
We had another warning at 1:45 am but thankfully that one wasn’t hyperlocal so we just went back to bed.
Wish us luck.
I can’t wait for October.
AND: thinking of those that are more directly in Ian’s path (Chelsea + others!). May everyone say safe, dry, and sane if your kids are stuck at home inside all day.