Here we are, again. Just when I thought last winter was as bad as it could get, the kids have had 4 full school days in the last 2 weeks. And at least eight more weeks of winter await.
But this year I have a new strategy: Embracing the Suck. Borrowed from military spouse (and friend) Kim, I’m leaning into the season just expecting that the kids will be home every. single. day. That way any day they go to school is a bonus!
I’m leaning into the season knowing the lack of sun sends me into a stupor. Instead of cursing my lack of energy, I’m embracing the long winter’s nap. Deal Dad asked me yesterday if he had married a bear.
So this year I’m leaning in so I won’t have to use an escape hatch. Sure, I’ll take a couple of long weekends with the kids, but nothing so drastic as a 21 hour trip to Mexico City. Helps that I’ve got an Amazing Asian Camp Mom in Japan and Vietnam to plan.
But ask me again in six weeks how all the leaning in is going. If you can wake me.
How are you handling the winter? Please share your survival tips in the comments.
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