The kids have a snow day today.
They got up late, brought their cereal downstairs, and began watching their new DVD of “Police Squad.”
As I listen to their raucous laughter, my kill-joy instincts kick in: Clean your rooms. Study for your mid-terms. Go out and shovel.
But this time I don’t start barking these orders. Instead, I make myself a cup of coffee and take in all the noise.
In two years, my son will be in college and the house will no longer have impromptu concerts or be this chaotic. As I schedule college visits and pay college test registration fees, I can feel my reign ending. Do I want to spend my last two years ruling like a tyrant?
But on this snow day, as I make my way to the basement to load another basket of laundry, I stop and laugh with them…who can resist Leslie Nielsen?