I am a New Englander, and I love the snow. I drive an all-wheel vehicle which I don’t need most of the year, but must have for the few months of winter. I love skiing, sledding, snow angels, and most recently, riding my fat bike through the snow.
I believe no winter is complete without a good blizzard, and every child (and family) deserves a few days off for snowmen and snuggling.
And I have no problems with school going into late June because, let’s be real, I have to work and extra days means we’re spending less money on summer camps or other activities for the kids.
But this is ridiculous. On January 27th we received two feet of snow, and then it just kept coming. And coming. And coming. The snow is piled up to ridiculous heights, and, as the snow continues to fall, I can’t help but wonder where the heck they are going to put it all!
Our son has been to school a total of 4 days since January 27th (for those doing the math, he should have had 11 days of school in that same time period). Our daughter is just a few days ahead of him, thanks to the persistence of our superintendent – a boy from Vermont who has been determined to keep the kids in school.
Given the amount of screen time my kids have had in the past two weeks, I wouldn’t be surprised if their brains started running out of their ears. They are off schedule, out of sync and everyone is getting a big snippy.
With just a few days to go before February vacation – because, while the kids don’t need anymore time away from school, I could use a few days of downtime away from the cold and snow – I’m looking forward to a real week off and then, hopefully, getting the kids (and us) back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Because it’s not the snow. It’s the schedule breakdown that’s killing me
Added February 10th
Wondering how much snow we’ve received? Here’s a great visual from The Boston Globe. And keep in mind – it’s supposed to snow again!