As a child I remember vividly the anticipation and excitement surrounding the possibility of my school calling a “snow day.” A snow day meant school was closed. I got to sleep in and perhaps even go sledding outdoors with my friends. Sledding was usually followed by hot cocoa and warming up in fuzzy pajamas on the couch.
As an adult, the snow day has lost some of its luster, and while the fond childhood memory of snow days past still lingers, it is a far cry from the one I used to know.
Here’s 10 reasons:
10.) Parents still have to drive to work when it’s a snow day.
9.) You struggle to find someone to watch your kids because daycare is closed for a snow day.
8.) On a snow day, there’s always some jerk that thinks because he has a 4X4 that gives him the right to speed past you on the freeway and throw slush at your windshield with his tires.
7.) The odds that you may need to wake up early to scrape your windshield, shovel your driveway, manually lift your garage door – or perform all of the above – are all tipping in your favor with the impending announcement of a snow day.
6.) It never fails that you forget to fill up the gas tank the night before a snow day, leaving you trudging through inches of snow at the gas station the next morning and standing shivering at the pump.
5.) On a snow day, it takes 30 minutes to get the kids bundled up to go outside and only 10 minutes of actual playtime before someone has to pee.
4.) Inevitably, you run out of toilet paper and have to go to the store on a snow day.
3.) A snow day may come back to bite you in June when that school day has to be made up.
2.) Your client’s proposal doesn’t care if it’s a snow day.
1.) You stay up all night waiting for the school closing announcement that doesn’t come until the next morning after you are already awake and showered. Now what?
Here’s to hoping that tomorrow isn’t a snow day…
- Snow Day (fishofgold.wordpress.com)
- Snowed kinda rest day (musingatgrace.wordpress.com)
- Get ready for another snow day (timesunion.com)
- For Some Ohio Students, Less Play On Snow Days (npr.org)
- Snow days create weekend school for students (charlotte.news14.com)
- Sorry, everyone: My kids made this snow day (timesunion.com)
- School districts cope with making up snow days (charlotte.news14.com)