Maddie Rae Gotcha Day

Monday, January 26, 2009

Snow Day of Ridiculous Proportions

This morning was brutal. I had to rip myself from my warm covers, haul myself down to the kitchen which mercifully had coffee brewing for my weary body. I opened up the fridge to find no drink boxes, no milk, no waffles, no nothing. And I had to pack lunches. I somehow managed to scrounge up something to send my kids for lunch, chastised Jack for guzzling all the drink boxes over the weekend when he knows they are only for lunches, and turned the house upside down looking for water bottles. I even managed to coerce Jon into taking the boys to school so that I didn't have to go out in the cold. I finally got them all tucked into their coats, hats, gloves, and shoved them out the door. Ah. Quiet. Turn on the Today show. Uh oh. Things in our county are closed. CLOSED?! There is a DUSTING of snow on the ground. And that is being generous. Sure enough. The ticker ticks to their school. Closed. Unbelievable. So the school is closed and I didn't even get the benefit of not having to pack lunches. Grrrrr. What exactly is the criteria for closing school around here?!


Ellen said...

Retta: I loathe packing lunches. I completely sympathize with your plight. We were out of school yesterday for no good reason (a mere dusting of snow) and I had to look for the silver lining....and I came up with what you referenced: "At least I don't have to pack lunches today."

Hope you all are back at school today!

Nancy said...

I had to pay a lot of money for that snow day - no unexcused absences for Carter! *wink*