Wednesday, January 12, 2011
A Snow Day
My daughter, who is married to a Superintendent of their K-12 school, has an entirely different take on these weather concerns. She doesn't enjoy the bad weather, with small babies in the house, it just is another interruption in her already short nights. They live in a flat rural countryside where snow drifts control many road conditions. The local sheriff calls the Superintendent (her husband) with a road report and then other superintendents call one another to also converse about the roads before the decision is made about a delay or closed school. Then they have a calling system that goes out to each home (even their home) to alert parents of the news. Which means no one has to sit glued to the TV notifications. It's just when the call comes you are happily snuggled deep in your bed, sleeping soundly only to be awakened by the phone. All of this activity starts happening in her household at four in the morning!
This morning, oblivious to the fact that more snow fell in the night, I am snuggled deep under my down blanket, dreaming good dreams and I get the call from my daughter-in-law, school has been cancelled and she has to go to work, is it okay if the grand daughters come down? Of course, it is fine, bring them on down. I must now get up and get ready for a Snow Day, something I'd thought was long in my past.
So today, this Grandma and Grandpa got up early today to enjoy a SNOW DAY with grandchildren!