Snow Day & Six Boys. At Least There’s Coffee

I’m a husband of one and father of seven. Our eldest child, Chelsea, is married and lives in Virginia. At home are our six sons, ages 11, 10, 9, 6, 5 and 2. Five of them are in school. I have a home office. 

All six boys are home. I’m typing this while the boys are having a snack or, as my wife and I call it, “a tiny window of quiet”

Today I had plans to get much accomplished.
Pages to read. Calls to make. Emails to send. Errands to run.

Nope. Not today.

Today I’ve been given other opportunities.
The opportunity to get ticked off. The opportunity to get cranky because I can’t get stuff done!

Nope. Not today.

Instead … 
I lead the kids in a little house cleaning. Hung out. Took a day that borders on Christmas to them — I mean, it’s not just a two hour day, it’s an ENTIRE DAY WITHOUT SCHOOOOOOOOL — and made it special just by getting a little more hangout time with Dad. Spent time with the Mrs. 

Life and business are full of snow days, with and without actual snow. Snow days can be flight delays, surprise visits, computer crashes, etc. All are snow days. Don’t let them seize you. Seize them. Play the ball as it lies and go with it and don’t waste time getting ticked about what coulda, woulda, shoulda been. Work with what’s there.

Gotta go. The tiny window of quiet is closing. 


Doc Dixon


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