Thursday, March 8, 2007

School Daze...

Readers in the DC area will know that we had a small visit from Jack Frost yesterday, who left us a dusting of snow.

A Dusting.

As in less than half an inch of the white stuff. As in not enough to bother to plow. As in not covering my sidewalk. As in not really enough to scrape the windows of my car... are you getting the picture here?

Well, the gurus of public education have, in their er... wisdom, decided to close schools today. Why? Well, they tell us that is is because of "road conditions", but I believe that the truth of it is that school is cancelled today simply because there are still seven "snow days" left in the schedule. Seven days that school can be cancelled without effecting the spring break schedule or causing any issues with the schedule curriculum.

Ah well... yours truly will be spending time today alternating time between watching the "Suite Life of Zach and Cody" & other Disney Channel favorites and re-reading many "Junie B. Jones" books.... and laundry.

8 comments:

super des said...

We had about the same amount of snow here in NY. I wish they'd close work! But at least you get to spend some time with the kidzos.

Gunfighter said...
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Gunfighter said...

To tell you the truth, Des, I did have a class to teach today, but I handed it off to another instructor... his daughter is an adult.

Janet said...

Around here snow days are considered in the same category as leprechauns and the Easter Bunny. As soon as our management agreed to paid snow days in our contract they stopped calling them. Even if everything else in the county is shut down, we still open. I don't mind not getting snow days per se, but the sneakiness smacks of bargaining in bad faith.

PunditMom said...

Your life on a snow day sounds eerily like mine ... Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine, anyone?

Leslie said...

It's funny - they've had similar "snow days" around here. I don't know if time has altered my memory or if it's true, but I don't remember having that many snow days when I was young.

Lawyer Mama said...

Um, yeah. That's one thing that bugged the crap out of me when we lived in DC - the absolute panic that sets in whenever a snow flake is in sight.

Of course, it's just as bad down here, but at least it doesn't snow very often in SE Virginia. It snows several times a year in DC, sometimes a lot. You'd think it wouldn't be a surprise any more!

Grimm said...

Hopeful you haven't jinxed the karma of the Snowmiester. He could make April into a very wintery month.