Family Friday

Snow Day 

Yesterday, Mother Nature decided to fill the backyard up with all that winter wonderfulness that kids dream of… well at least for a few hours in the morning.

Our usual winter weather is rain. Snowflakes are a welcome change. Snowflakes also bring a new vibe to the house… especially the 7 year old. She was charged with energy while the snow lasted. It was nearly like Christmas morning when she woke up to an inch of snow and ice on the ground and snowflakes falling from the sky the size of snowballs.

The kids just played while the snow lasted. The little girls went inside and outside all morning. I know I should have focused more on home school lessons, but you only live once. Yesterday was our only chance for a snow day this year.

I have to laugh that our area public schools take a snow day for 1 inch of snow. I guess I could admit that the area is not prepared for icy conditions because they are once-in-a-year kind of event.

Back in the day, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I went to school, we didn’t have snow days.

We walked across the field to the bus or to school in the snow. And, to play into the old whine, it was uphill both ways. I had two hills on our mile long driveway. LOL. I love to tell the kids I walked up hills both ways.

Seriously, all the Facebook posts from kids proves that a Snow Day is the only surprise out that kids have short of a gas leak. It’s the one moment that school doesn’t have a soul crushing grasp of them. It’s the one loophole that gives kids hope and teachers a “paid” vacation.

Today, however? Business as usual. I guess it’s time to get moving and start the kids on their school work.

Originally posted 26th February 2011 by Wendy Boyack on Resigning as the General Manager of the Universe powered by Blogger

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