Tuesday school was canceled because the snow was supposed to arrive at noon and possibly be sleet and ice filled. You may have heard it hit Atlanta first (hahahahaha I know you heard!). It arrived here that evening and snowed the entire night.
A good marriage is all about proper division of labor. In our house, the North Dakotan shovels snow and the Floridian dictates beach/water toy purchasing. That is why we had the first clear driveway of the neighborhood and why we have an awesome inflatable boat for camping.
Jon and I traded off taking the boys outside to play in the snow, and then working in between. BY FAR, this was the boys' favorite snow event. They are old enough to play in it for hours, love playing in it, and appreciate that a snow event is special.
Seeing them filled with joy was the best, THE BEST.
Then overnight Thursday the snow melted and refroze on the streets. School was canceled again on Thursday. We have gone with the strategy of letting the boys play unlimited video games because we have to work. In my new job I am contracting the first 6 months, which means I have to get in my hours and they have to happen during the week. Jon's leaving Monday morning for 12 days out of the country so he has a lot of work that has to get done before he's gone.
(I AM GOING TO IGNORE THE SENTENCE WHERE I SAID JON WILL BE GONE THE NEXT TWO WEEKS)
By Thursday evening, most of the roads in our town were clear but much of the county still has tons of frozen-over roads and not enough equipment to clear it all. School is canceled again today.
So............. the idea behind year-round school is you utilize the school the entire year by always having kids in it. One teeny tiny problem with this plan is inclement weather, aka making up snow days. My boys have to make up these snow days on Saturdays, the first one is tomorrow. I'm NOT complaining about this (free weekend babysitting!!!), but this week we have told the boys over and over:
Enjoy this like it's your weekend, because it is.
(This post brought to you by cabin fever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)