Thursday, January 15, 2009
Snow Day Snow Day Happy Happy Snow Day
I know people think I'm nuts...but I still love snow days. I still feel like a little kid when we get the news that it is so bitter or snowy that we should all just stay home. But, I somehow think that my thunder was stolen when this new superintendent of schools went to an automatic call system. Yes, it's efficient, yes it's quick and yes, we were notified last night in the nine o'clock hour that our kiddos were home today...but where is the anticipation of it all??? I remember listening to WJOL radio, patiently, wishing they would stop jabbering and just tell us all ready if our school was closed. They'd tempt you with the thought by telling you they had school closings to report but you'd have to wait until 3's or after this interview or after a long, never ending chain of commercials...ugh! I wanted to know as soon as possible!!! And then the moment we all waited for...THE SCHOOL CLOSINGS! They'd read the list, alphabetically of course, and I'd wait, sitting at the edge of my kitchen chair with my face as close to the radio as possible...and when they finally said the name of my school....I'd yelp and cheer like they had just won the state championship in something. And then I'd be so happy that I didn't HAVE to get up and go to school....but I was WAY too pumped to go back to sleep....agh! The agony of it all! Now that I think about it...I did get to sleep in today...no getting up and making unnecessary peanut butter sandwiches...so maybe this automatic call system thing isn't so bad after all. "Didn't have them in my day but ya know I had to walk up hill, 2 miles, in the snow to school..." or so I'll tell my children! So, if you are reading this and you are fortunate enough to have a snow day too (Kiki, Christine, Sara) then enjoy your day! If you, however are reading this while wearing a pair of shorts....go jump in the lake!