Until spring does come, I think I'll remove all pictures and mirrors from the walls. I'll pack away my only TWO knick knacks in the living room, Sacred and Immaculate Heart statues. While I'm at it I'll remove all the furniture and replace them with big, comfy pillows all around the perimeters of the rooms. That way we won't have to sit on the floor and there will be some protection for the bodies and heads that go flying into the walls during the many soccer, football and basketball games that break out in the living area.
We had three black eyes in one week here. (To say nothing of the injuries incurred while playing basketball in an actual game.) The children need to be outside where there is room to work off the energy. Maybe they can invent a new game; 'Frosty Football'. Maybe we'll move to Texas. Maybe they'll sit and twiddle their thumbs for the rest of winter. Maybe spring will come soon.