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The end of winter vacation, 2 hour delays...What if? What If What if every morning, we had time to sled, cook and pack hot lunches play scrabble junior and do yoga? and 2 hour delays didn't mean that I'm still late leaving because my son needs a time out as I walk out the door? What if every time I came home I saw kids playing outside and had time to bake banana bread and dinner? and the kitchen miraculously cleaned itself, floors included and kids hung their snow pants up without being asked? What if evenings were always full of calm homework and bingo and time to help with piano practice? and pencils weren't lost, sharpeners always worked bingo pieces didn't fall and nobody cried at the piano What if bedtime was always full of just the right snuggles and bedtime stories and whispers of "I love you Mama?" and I didn't fall asleep to wake up groggy, an hour later to emails and grading and planning? "Would 5 extra hours in your day be enough?" my husband asks, like George Bailey offering to "lasso the moon." I don't know.