Second Grade in Siberia

We are at 7 snow days since January. Today โฌ†๏ธ should have been 8. But….we put our dreams away!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ Other parents are bemoaning the fact that we’ve already run our limit of catastrophe days and will probably need days added on to the schoolyear in June. Thus likely impacting the timing of their magical ‘memory making’ trip to Disney for ‘lil Boofie and Sally. My, my. Life *can* be tough! Though I admit, I may have a lower tolerance than normal for petty. And the fact that it’s precisely this sort of pressure on administration that puts everyone else at risk.

My kids were out yesterday for ice and they didn’t dare call us off again today. The inconvenience would be too much for the masses to bear. I was reassured though, this morning, when I saw just as many folks legitimately wondering why the hell we had school today! I still can’t figure it out but off we went with our sasquatch gear. Even if a little late.

And…U of M has only closed 3 times in the last literal 40 years. One of which was during the vortex at the end of January thanks to a petition of like twelve thousand people. While I was home anyway healing from having a broken molar yanked out and couldn’t truly enjoy the snow day! Otherwise I can expect to be layered up trekking through this garbage every weekday until well into March! It’s certain to let up by then. Right?



8 thoughts on “Second Grade in Siberia

  1. I used to think I wanted to live in a colder climate. I don’t know if it’s my thyroid or what, but I have been FREEZING all week and it’s been as high 65 degrees around here. I think I’d *lit’rally* turn into a popsicle if I left the deep south.

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    1. Its gotten into the high thirties occasionally and, with our thick blood, we start talking about riding bikes ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I don’t know…this has been standard in every state I’ve lived in but my grumpy codger side will be really glad when this particular winter goes bye bye.


  2. Our baseball diamond is a rink. Literally! There was a kid skating on it with a hockey stick! lol

    Our school board hasn’t closed school for a snow day since 2011. They cancel the buses every other day, but not school. Oh no. Except, then they did. Tuesday was a snow day!

    As I was driving the kids to school this morning in the pissing snow/freezing rain/slush/wind/storm I thought it was worse than the day before so technically we should have another snow day. But I doubt this board will close the school again. This is Canada after all, in February!

    Stay warm and dry. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes! What is up with the raining down of ice this year. It melts, the freezes again then gets more ice dumped on it. I can hardly believe all the parents combatting administration to just have school no matter what! All my city dweller friends with kids in school don’t seem to realize the bazillion kids who don’t live on main roads. Plows and salt trucks forget we exist ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


  3. That why I live in the South

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  4. Ugh! I keep telling people thereโ€™s a perfectly lovely home for sale right across the street from us in Havana, FL.

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Haha! We complain but I still don’t know many Midwesterners or Northerners who abscond to warmer climates for good because of this cold bucket of crap!….althooough…๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

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      1. Weโ€™ve lived in North Dakota and Illinois. Didnโ€™t even hesitate when we got the opportunity to come to Florida! Of course my golfer husband thinks heโ€™s in heaven, and Tallahassee has a totally different climate that what the peninsula enjoys. We still have cold-ish weather in winter.


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