7 AM. I'm handing out toothbrushs so the kids can do their thing while I'm packing their rucksacks and extra clothes in the car.
7.30 The kids are packed in the car. All seatbelts have been fastened. We're ready to go.
7.31 The car doesn't start.
7.32 The car still doesn't start.
7.33 Wondering whether screaming or crying will do the trick. Opt for neither.
7.34 Car still doesn't start! More wailing and gnashing of teeth.7.35 I pour the kids out of the car. Try to ignore the steadily falling snow. I go back inside, locate reflectors for all, it's still pitch dark.
7.50 Off we go! Walk, that is. Hand in hand in hand in ...
8.06 Enter school. We see Jakob off to his classroom (classes start at 8.30, still time for breakfast!), say goodbye and move on.
8.15 Enter kindergarten! Make sure they're all there, and so's all their gear. More goodbyes.
8.40 On the boat. Breakfast!
9.25 Finally at work. I shake off the snow, change out of my (now) drenched snow boots and make a quiet cup of cocoa. Things can only get better...
(I pass the Storting every morning. Here's how it looks when it snows.)