Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Complaints of the Cold & Rainy

No ice thankfully (or not, depending on how you look at it). It never quite gets cold enough for ice. Just lots of freezing rain. 

The boys are bummed because Monday the teachers (and everyone really) were all talking about how an ice storm was coming & there might not be any school Tuesday or Wednesday. Then it just rained and everybody had to go to school.

That's almost the worst thing about winter when you are a kid. Weather forecasts get your hopes up for snow or ice and all the adults start talking about what to do if the roads are bad and school is canceled. You get all excited and giddy at the thought of a day off of school (even though you just started back after a 2 week vacation) and then...


That just sucks when you are a kid. You were -}this{- close to having a day off and then - you were robbed! Damn those lying weathermen anyway!

But what is the absolute worst thing about winter when you are a kid is when the neighboring school district jumps the gun and cancels school the night before, in anticipation of the storm, but your school district decides to wait & see what happens and call it in the morning. So you end up having to go to school while other people have the DAY OFF and for NO GOOD REASON!

And when you live on the district line and know people who had the day off while you were stuck in school, that is really the absolute worst. Because thoughts of them having to go to school a day or so longer than you at the end of the year are no consolation. June is a very long way away when you are only 7 days into January.


Kresta said...

Aww, poor kids! I would be disappointed too!

Tracie said...

Aww, that stinks! I hope you guys get a snow day soon. :)

Too Many Hats said...

:( That would really be a hard thing to take.

Deb said...

mine have decided it's just never going to happen. ever.

Karlana said...

Las Vegas had an actual "snow" day last month. It was a crock! Parents kept pushing the district to make a decision 9pm the night before versus allowing the wait time until 430am to see if our roads would ice over.

We did get quite a bit of snow, then it started to rain, so I could relate to the worry. But as you said, calling it the next morning appears to be the norm out your way.

Well, poo on the other district. But when Junes comes by, they will be the ones suffering, then your kids can gloat! LOL

Eve said...

I use to live for snow days as a kid, we never seemed to get that many though..sigh...LOL