March 17, 2015
For many families it's been a winter filled with a load of snow days- for my kids it's more than I can ever remember. If a school district believes there would be any danger transporting kids to-or-from school due to inclement weather they cancel or delay. My district has logged in so many days that the spring break calendar and graduation dates are sure to be affected.
When my kids were little they would come to work with me on a snow day because jocks don't get the luxury of weather delays. This really drives home the responsibility of staying local. I felt quite fortunate to do this, as many other workers scramble for child care. It was a good chance to freshen up some 'kid drops' and to be super relatable on the air. Finding time to play outside would always happen after work - as would watching old family movies, board games and cleaning out a closet. This year we've run out of closets to clean and as far as gaming goes, let's just say Colonel Mustard and Miss Scarlet have been having way too much fun.
A clobbering of snow on the weekend instantly means a day of sledding, and all of the prep and post work that entails; the bundle up and the unbundling. Area golf courses are filled with kids sailing downhill on all different contraptions, then returning home to cups of hot chocolate (Swiss Miss Instant) while their winter wear takes a tumble in the dryer. Now that they are old enough to stay home, snow days have changed into an opportunity for my teens to sleep in. They get to wake at noon while I'm slipping and sliding on the highway; I have mixed feelings on this, but I digress.
At this point, She has seen or heard enough about snow filled roads, and the havoc they create. An ice day is much different from a snow day, with the latter being much more fun. Ice days are more dangerous and involve lots of comments like 'I'm bored.' After a few weeks of the same deal of shoveling out my car and making sure my kids have something to do while I'm at work, I'm pretty prepared for March Madness.
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