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Cabin Fever Setting In For Cold North Texans

By Jay Gormley, CBS 11 News
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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s cold outside, the perfect excuse to stay indoors and spend some quality time with the kids.

“We get a lot of climbing on Mommy.” At the Livingston home in the lake highlands neighborhood of Dallas, mom Ashley has had all the quality time she can handle.  “Anyone you’re around 24/7 for an extended period of time, you’re going to get on each other’s nerves,” she said.

Ashley Livingston’s 6-year-old son typically spends the day in school. That is, until Mother Nature stepped in. Three days later and now Ashley finds herself up against a higher power.

“When my son’s friend came over,” Ashley said, “they specifically prayed to God that there would be no school tomorrow.”

It seems parents all over North Texas have a touch of cabin fever. And the kids, excuse the pun, are not all right.

Jeff Crosby of Plano needed to take the edge off; so he took his sons out for some cool waves at an indoor water park. “We’re getting a little frazzled,” he said. “We just found out that school is canceled for tomorrow, so we get them for three more straight days without a break.”

Some North Texas mothers find themselves baking a lot. Ashley has made two pies this week, but says that’s nothing compared to her friends, who have literally run out of eggs baking up a storm. Hopefully, not another ice storm.

Dr. Sylvia Gearing’s Tips On Dealing With Cabin Fever:

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