1/7/10

No School, Really?

It's cold.
I know.
I get it.
Not a good day to kick the boys outside and say, "find something to do until lunch time."

I like having my kids home. They are fun to be with and they don't drain my physical energy like they did when they were 2 and 4. For that reason I don't mind school being closed. But I have to wonder if it is really necessary to close school because of cold weather. Cold weather. Cold.

Both my husband and my sister's husband grew up in Minnesota. She commented last night if they closed school in Minnesota every time it was cold or blew a flake of snow they would STILL be trying to graduate. I happen to agree.

My beef with this school closing is that we still have a lot of winter left. And one snow day left after this. What if it snows? What if it gets cold again? What if someone gets a hangnail? Please, EPS, put on a hat, gloves and encourage parents to just drive their kids to school so they don't have to wait on the bus outside. The same parents who are inconvenienced by driving their little ones to school are the same ones who are scrambling to find childcare today. And trust me, I feel for them - been there.

At least if we're going to cancel school for winter weather we should have some snow to entertain us, right? You can't sled down a hill on "cold."

I don't want another year where our kids have to go to school after Memorial Day. When that holiday rolls around, we are done with school. It's time to play. Besides, by then it might be too hot to enjoy the walk to the bus.

Now, if you'll excuse me, my kids and I are going to put on our warm clothes and get out of the house. As far as I'm aware, I don't think they've cancelled breakfast.
Yet.

2 comments:

Nicole said...

We sometimes cancel school here in Minnesota due to cold. But only when it's cold, like, -25 degrees with a -40 degree windchill cold. We had a two hour late start here this morning due to snow and high winds making visibility hard. I also think a two hour delay must really make working moms scramble too.

Cindy Beall said...

Tell me how you really feel.

Don't hold back.

 

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