However, there is one benefit to the recent snowstorms…school closings.
As the husband of an elementary school teacher and father of two school-aged daughters, I enjoy catching up on quality time with my girls on these days. It’s something different about deciding to stay indoors for the day and not really having a choice in the matter.
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I cherish these special times with my family. Yesterday, my wife, Demetria, and I helped my six-year-old study her weekly spelling words and signed off on listening to her three required reading books; while we also helped my four-year-old with her shapes, colors, and writing words.
After all the school assignments were completed, we were able to bond while watching some of my favorite childhood cartoons, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Garfield. Then, it was Kennedy and Reagan’s turn, so we watched Sophia the 1st and Princess and the Frog (they both absolutely love Tiana).
And, this month is a very special time for my family because the McCrays will grow by one. Demetria and I expect to welcome our first son this week and we are extremely excited.
Although this year started with the Polar Vortex and more snow than most of us would have liked, 2014 has already been so good to my family and I am so grateful.
Days like yesterday are priceless. My family means everything to me and on these occasions it becomes even more apparent—this campaign is not about me, but about a better Baltimore for my children’s and their generation’s future.