Sure, cancelling school two days in a row in the middle of winter, a week after a 2-week Christmas vacation is a great idea, Mrs. Superintendent--especially when the weekend's right around the corner. Four days of quality time with my kids will be enlightening! Fulfilling! No, no, that eye twitch is a new development. But I feel FINE!State law compels schools to shut their doors when the temps hit -35 here with wind chill. Consequently, instead of writing today, I'll entertain Team Testosterone. Thank goodness I had the foresight to stop by the public library last night for supplies. We may be home bound, but I'll stave off Cabin Fever with videos, art projects, banana bread baking, and some karate practice on the WaveMaster. We'll play at homeschooling with some enriching math review and reading time. I'll even toss in game playing--Connect Four anyone? I'm trying to look at this as a blessing--we're all fighting a cold virus, so the time at home should help us heal faster, right? Even so, I'll take a Snow Day over a Cold Day anytime--at least we can get outside when it's above zero--or I can kick them outside to play for a selfish half hour of peace and quiet . But not in this godforsaken weather. It's not fit for man nor beast--and trust me, after being shut up for a couple of days, my kids will be more beastly than manly.
The weatherman is predicting more of the same tomorrow ...I'll either have to climb the walls ("I'm really getting quite fond of the big room, all but that horrid paper....The wall-paper, as I said before, is torn off in spots, and it sticketh closer than a brother--they must have had persevereance as well as hatred." *) or find my zen in the land of Discontented Children and Broken Dishwasher.
* Can you name that piece? Bonus points if you know the author! C'mon English Majors--put that degree to good use!