Is anyone else having a roller coaster week? I know we are only halfway through, but this week feels as though it has been dragging on forever (my scientific survey on Facebook confirmed it). Both of my children are battling colds, miss their travelling father terribly and have cabin fever. Unfortunately, the yards and play structures are ice-covered, making our usual "burn-off-steam" outdoor play dangerous. So when they do get solid, non-slippery ground under their feet (like grocery store aisles) they tear around like maniacs. At home we’ve exhausted every board game and toys and the kids have resorted to teasing and tormenting each other. Gillian says perfectly, “He’s bugging me” — no small feat for a two-year-old to string together those words.