This month my kids had 5 snow/cold days off from school, 3 previously scheduled days off, a scheduled late start and a delayed opening. We had a lot of together time. And while we were able to have fun together, the fun was predicated on chores. If they had a day off from school, I handed them a list of chores to do before they could really have a day off. I'm mean like that. But frankly, all the together time after winter break was A LOT of together time.
Because of this, I read both more and less. More at one sitting, but it felt like fewer books overall. When I did sit and read, I devoured. For the first time in a long time, I was reading entire books in a day. Escapism, anyone?