We’ve had 1.5 snow days this week.
Well, the students have had 2 days. But the teachers still had to report into work today.
I’m sure the superintendent did not make that decision because of ongoing contract negotiations.
You know. Because we still aren’t working under a contract.
Maybe tomorrow will be another snow day.
I’m sure I’ll get a phone call at o’dark-thirty letting me know.
Any-who… here are the lessons I’ve things I’ve learned about snow days:
1. Snow days are lots of fun when no one is sick. This is our first time experiencing this phenomenon.
2. Having no internet during a snow day sucks.
3. Kids can only handle cold for a few minutes at a time. But that won’t stop them from going back out again and again.
4. Putting shovels, defrosting materials, etc. in the shed is a great idea in the summer. It is less brilliant when the lock is frozen and you cannot take said materials out of the shed during your time of need.
5. Keeping paper copies of recipes, phone numbers, and other important information is important when your internet service fails in the storm.
6. Cookies are a great way to distract yourself from cabin fever.
7. Marshmallow snowmen snacks are fun too!
8. NorthWesterners are wimps and totally unprepared for 1-2 inches of snow.
9. Which is exactly why I fit in so well.
10. Don’t promise a snowman before feeling the snow texture. But snow texture changes over 2 days.
11. Scraping snow and ice from 100 feet of sidewalk with the side of your boot can really hurt your ankles.
12. Being away from the internet for a few days means that my google reader had almost 500 items on it. I had to click “mark all as read”. Sorry.
13. I always imagined that an extra day at home would mean I could get so much done around the house. Not true. My to-do list is just as long as ever!