Ya’ll ever wonder what your children will look like when they get older? Well, I don’t have to anymore because I know. She’s going to look like this. No wig this time, but a mere pair of fake eyelashes combined with this mature smile make her look like she’s a shrunken down mini middle aged person. Never mind that this is sort of creepy in that “Toddlers & Tiaras” sort of way (and please keep any disapproving comments to yourself. We’re just having fun here, bored out of our minds from being snowed in and besides, this was my dad’s idea, so is okay). She really reminds me of Marisa Berenson’s character in I Am Love in this photo. Something about her expression and those lashes. (Oh, and the future also calls for braces. All her new teeth are coming in crooked. Oh, man.)
So the latest snow report is this: not much has changed in the way of (un)plowed streets in the outer boroughs. It’s still a big mess over there and the snow response is quickly becoming one big fail for the city so we haven’t attempted to drive in yet because we can’t. 40 some hours later and much of Brooklyn is undriveable. And here’s the tricky dilemma – even when the streets get plowed, there will be nowhere to park the car because the snow is piled up by the curb which will only get worse when the plows push more snow up there. The cars that are parked aren’t moving because they’re buried and the few parking garages in our neighborhood are full. See where this is going? Huh. WHERE IN THE HELL ARE WE GOING TO PUT OUR CAR??
And so this is how we end Day 3 of the Great Christmas Blizzard of 2010. With little hope of getting back soon. I hope our cat doesn’t think that we abandoned him. I hope the Christmas tree is still standing upright. But good thing I gave the girls some clothes for Christmas so that they don’t have to wear the same clothes over and over again. Oh, and good thing I, uh, went to the mall right before the snowstorm on Sunday to take advantage of the after Christmas sales. Have you been to the sales, people? Insane bargains. I bought 9 articles of clothing for me and the girls from J Crew, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters and dropped a “mere” $200 (it’s relative, isn’t it?) for all 9 articles of clothing (do I need another striped shirt? Apparently, yes!). So…we have clothes. Entertainment to chase cabin fever away? Not so much.